New Years Day - Afternoon Walk 5 miles & pub drinks

Start off 2014 as you mean to go on with this lovely walk around Banstead Woods ( although we don't actually go into them ) and the rolling hills of Chipstead Valley . We will stop off at the aptly named 'Ramblers Rest' pub on the way for some New Year cheer .

£2 each please .

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  • Gavin

    Flooded roads , 40ft trees uprooted and falling , heavy rain , strong winds ... but strangely 'enjoyable' . Many thanks to the 8 'mad people' that came on this walk and to the 2 that just went 'straight to the pub' for being good company . Happy New Year 2014 !!!!

    4 · January 2, 2014

    • debbie

      Happy New Year Gavin and look forward to walking with you again soon.

      January 2, 2014

    • Naz

      Thanks for a fab walk!

      January 2, 2014

  • Gavin

    Dorota , I need to start the walk at 1-30pm prompt as it gets dark at 4-30pm and we need to be back by then . We should be arriving at the pub about 3-30pm . I suggest you go straight to the pub 'The Ramblers Rest ' (Outwood Lane , Chipstead ) , you can then walk back with us and I'll drop you back at the pub when the walk has finished .

    January 1, 2014

    • Dorota

      Thank you Gavin, I had hectic way coming back from Woking, it seems instead of car I need a boat , thank you very much and I hope to join you guys on future walks

      January 1, 2014

    • Dorota

      Happy New Year

      January 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was goog

    January 1, 2014

  • Jill

    Soggy but fun! Good that the walk was shortened to suit weather conditions! Nice pub stop. Good company! Well done to the hard core bad weather walkers!

    January 1, 2014

  • Bruce

    Nice walk and delightful company. The weather was not anything as bad as I had feared but the decision to do a shorter walk was the right one. Thanks Gavin

    January 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Gavin for arranging this afternoon, although I did not quite come along on the walk, I did enjoy meeting with you all in the pub. I look forward to coming along when the weather is better...

    January 1, 2014

  • Sarah

    Sorry Gavin, I think we will stay in the dry today too, have fun, hope to catch up on the next walk, happy new year to you all

    1 · January 1, 2014

  • Shahnaz

    Hi Paul, I left a message on your mobile last night, anyway weather is not so good so I leave it for the next time.
    Enjoy it if you go and a very happy New Year to you and every one.
    Regards, Shahnaz

    January 1, 2014

  • Niki K.

    You are a brave soul! I would have met you in the Ramblers but grounded with a flat tyre!
    Happy New Year :)

    January 1, 2014

  • Julian C.

    Sorry Gavin - lovely and very welcome though it would have been to have experienced the delights of Surrey woodlands this time of year, I'm afraid being utterly soaked to the bones don't make the prospect enticing. Another less soggy time...

    January 1, 2014

  • Laurie

    Gavin, many apologies but Jill and I won't be making it on account of weather. Happy New Year anyway!

    January 1, 2014

  • Gavin

    The weather forecast looks very bad for this walk with stong winds and heavy rain all afternoon . I will still be in the Banstead Woods car park at 1-30pm for any brave souls that turn up .

    January 1, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I am either brave enough, or stupid enough... but I shall be there...

      January 1, 2014

    • Norman

      If the weather looks too bad I will go the pub

      January 1, 2014

  • Amanda M

    Sorry, it's just too wet and windy, happy new year

    January 1, 2014

  • Sarah

    Sorry, have decided to do a shorter walk near home. Enjoy yourselves!

    January 1, 2014

  • Diana

    Also pulling out because of the awful weather. Happy New Year to you all.

    January 1, 2014

  • Zoe E.

    Sorry, the weather really does look bad so I am bailing..

    January 1, 2014

  • roger k

    Hi Gavin, sorry decided to get wet nearer home, happy new year to everyone.

    January 1, 2014

  • Karen S

    I'm bailing out too im afraid. Yes I know, im a wimp! I did quite a walk at 2 am and got drenched then. So feel I've done it already. Have a good one though

    January 1, 2014

    • Liz

      Same for me too - I did a two mile 2am walk too and also got soaked ... so a sofa day today! Happy New Year to everyone! :o)

      January 1, 2014

    • Rebecca B.

      I'm staying on the sofa too. Shame as I was looking forward to clearing my head a bit!! Happy New Year to everyone.

      January 1, 2014

  • Tony

    Just seen the Met Office weather forecast for today.Heavy rain and strong winds all day.I don't like walking in these sort of conditions.Maybe another time

    January 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would hope the alternative plan would be to spend the afternoon in the "Rambler's Rest" pub... ;-) ! An excellent pub, and great place to be on a wet english day... !

    1 · January 1, 2014

  • claire

    Not making today either .. sorry was really looking forward to it as a beginner x happy new year !

    January 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hopefully, is this walk still on? Is there a mobile phone number of some-one I can contact on my arrival? Is there a plan B, if it is too wet? I am still planning on coming. Mike

    January 1, 2014

  • Jette R.

    I really hope to make one of your walks one day. I just think it's a bit of a drive for me today and weather not being great. Have a good walk and Happy New Year.

    January 1, 2014

  • Sarah E

    Hi Gavin, so sorry for short notice but unable to make it. Was a bit of a maybe anyway as have a friend staying. Happy New Year! See you soon. Sarah

    January 1, 2014

  • Susan L.

    So sorry I'm not tough enough to walk in this weather!

    January 1, 2014

  • Rachel

    Sorry am not able to make it now to the walk.

    January 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, thanks for the reply re my dog - I will give the walk a miss today. You have a lot of people going so I hope everyone get's served in the pub - perhaps it could be their challenge ' How long does it take to server 80 walkers! I know it get get a bit tricky 'Pubs & Dogs' so I would'nt want to wait outside especially as I know it's gonna be a wet one today. Have a great walk. kind regards,Linda

    January 1, 2014

  • Gavin

    Dogs are fine on the walk , but I'm not sure about the pub's policy .

    January 1, 2014

    • sue s.

      the pub is fine about dogs

      January 1, 2014

  • Carolyn M.

    Happy New Year everyone! I am not going to make the walk today unfortunately - have a lovely time and don't get too wet!

    January 1, 2014

  • Dorota

    will be late because I finish shift at 2, I will be posting and I hope I will catch you guys

    January 1, 2014

  • Dorota

    will be late because I finish shift at 2, I will be posting and I hope I will catch you guys

    January 1, 2014

  • Dorota

    Happy New year 2014

    January 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to come but I rely on public transport system. So I should post pone it to the next time.

    December 22, 2013

    • Jill

      Hi Maryam, as with Colett, if you can make it to any of the following stations, I can pick you up on route: Sutton, Belmont, Banstead, Coulsdon - Jill

      1 · December 31, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Jill, I come from Cranleigh near Guildford. So I wish you all a Happy New Year and a great walk.

      December 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are you ok if I bring my dog? He's well behaved and I will keep him on the lead at all times.

    December 31, 2013

  • Margaret G.

    I have a car and could give someone a lift from South Croydon.

    December 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone in need of a lift from Surbiton, just let me know.

    December 31, 2013

    • Naz

      Hi Paul. May I hitch a ride? Be happy to contribute towards petrol.

      December 31, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Naz, My pleasure. Please give me a call on[masked] later this afternoon so we can discuss rendez-vous.

      December 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I love the Ramblers Rest!

    December 31, 2013

  • Marita p.

    Sorry can't make it tomorrow-family commitments!

    December 31, 2013

  • colette

    Is this walk possible via public transport? If so does anybody know the journey details please? I realise this is last minute but it would be great to know how I would manage it. Thank you.

    December 30, 2013

    • Jill

      Hi Colette - if you can make it to any of the following stations by say 1.15pm, I could pick you up on the way: Sutton, Belmont, Banstead, Belmont, Coulsdon - Jill

      December 31, 2013

  • sue s.

    can I bring my dog too

    December 30, 2013

  • Amanda M

    Are dogs allowed on this walk?

    December 30, 2013

  • Sarah

    Can I bring my doggie friend?

    December 30, 2013

  • LIZ f.

    Sorry now goin away walking in the Breacon Beacons for New year. Soz

    December 27, 2013

  • Wendy

    Hi, would love to join you; is anyone else coming from Beaconsfield- High Wycombe area?

    December 26, 2013

  • Andrew

    Great idea to start the new year and just down the road.

    1 · December 11, 2013

  • Paul W.

    I am out with RSPB that day at Papercourt Lock
    But Great idea.

    December 6, 2013

  • Jane

    Lovely IDEa after N Y Eve but I will be in Devon

    December 6, 2013

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