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Surrey Tillingbourne Valley Trail - Saturday 29 March

Join us as we head for the forests and pastures of the scenic Tillingbourne Valley in Surrey. Located between the hills of the North Downs and the Greensand Ridge, the valley is a picturesque meeting point of steep chalk slopes on one side and gradually rising sandstone terrain on the other.

A quintessential rural English location, the Tillingbourne Valley has been a favourite with Hollywood movies. Films including Bridget Jones, with Renée Zellweger, and The Holiday, with Jude Law and Cameron Diaz, have been attracted by its pretty villages set amidst an idyllic mix of woods and fields.

Starting from Gomshall, our trail will take us by the historic village of Shere, with more than thirty listed buildings dated prior to the Victorian era. We will then walk along the chalk ridge that runs the length of north side of the valley. A moderate climb will see us experience magnificent views stretching far beyond the county.

At the day's end we shall mark our adventure by celebrating in a local Surrey pub.

Meet: London Waterloo Railway Station (in the centre of the station, under the hanging clock - by the Information desk)

Meeting time: 10.00 am (leaving on 10.24 train)

Price: £26 (includes transport and full-day guided hike) Please pay before the trip using the secure PayPal link at the top Price does not include meals and drinks

Distance: 15 kms/9 miles

Hike level: easy to medium

Estimated return time to London: 9PM

Things to bring: water, packed lunch, waterproof clothing, hiking boots, camera - if you would like to take some pictures, money for end of day pub dinner

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  • Michael

    A very nice walk with some very nice people! Perfect day!

    March 31, 2014

  • Leonie G.

    Fab walk. Slept really well after and met great people. Longer for a later lunch break next time though please!

    March 31, 2014

    • Kieran

      Glad you enjoyed the trail. We'll have more time for a later lunch on the Ivinghoe hike. See you then!

      March 31, 2014

  • Chris

    Well organised as ever, lovely people and smashing weather..Thanks. Sorry had to dash off for train without saying goodbye to everyone!

    March 31, 2014

  • Helen

    Great day, very well organised. thank you

    March 31, 2014

  • Tania

    Sunshine definitely worked magic on my back! :-)

    March 30, 2014

  • kirsten

    It was a beautiful day, a really good walk and great people! Thank you very much and hopefully you see soon again.

    March 30, 2014

  • sukhy

    Hi Tania :-) Was good to see you and Kiran :-) An enjoyable day yesterday.Despite the aches and pains.. I hope your back is better.

    March 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Kieran and Tania for organising everything. I really enjoyed the day and despite my concerns about the distance, I'm not really sore today! I look forward to more walks with the group.

    March 30, 2014

  • Caroline V.

    Fantastic day and great people ;-) Loved it!

    March 30, 2014

  • Liz

    Great day!

    March 29, 2014

  • Natika

    Really well organised, great walk, beautiful trail, thanks Tania and Kieron

    March 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be 6 minutes late

    March 29, 2014

  • Kieran

    The last few weeks have been relatively dry but there's always mud on our trails and it is likely that we will encounter at least one rather slippery slope along the way. Make sure you have your hiking boots. These will keep your feet dry and a good tread will provide grip in the conditions.

    March 27, 2014

  • Otilia

    By the way, I haven't received the email Ranua sent, can you send it to me, please?

    March 27, 2014

    • Tania

      Message re-sent. Pls check your inbox. If you still did not get it send me your email address. Tania

      March 27, 2014

  • Otilia

    Hi! This is my first time here, and I have never hiked, but I walk a lot, so I will do my best. Any advice about clothes, equipment?

    March 27, 2014

    • Tania

      Hi Otilia, everything you need to bring/wear is on the site - please read the description!

      March 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm really looking forward to this, but I haven't hiked in a while, so I'm hoping there'll he some slightly slower hikers that I can walk with.

    March 27, 2014

  • Tania

    Hi everybody! I have just sent an email with our contact info to all people on the YES list. Please check your email account which you use for logging into meetup.com. If for any reason you have not received this email please contact me directly via the site. See you soon! Tania

    March 26, 2014

  • Chris

    Look forward to walking with the group this time after my late start last time meant it was just myself and Pooh bear until I reached the pub ! Hehe!

    1 · March 23, 2014

  • Rebecca T

    Hia! This is my first meet up so really looking forward to it and meeting you all!

    1 · March 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds great!

    1 · March 1, 2014

  • Agnes

    Cool! Can't wait!

    1 · February 19, 2014

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