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Join us for a beautiful 10 mile hike through the Surrey Hills. Our circular route takes in a lovely riverside walk before climbing St Martha's Hill to enjoy the views from the top. We then loop round through North Downs countryside and find our way back to the river again. Come along for great scenery, some fresh air, good company and a chance to stretch your legs.
St Martha's Church at the top of the hill dates from the 12th Century and was rebuilt in 1848 paying homage to its earlier Norman features. It is sited on The Pilgrims Way (itself a more recent name for a 3,000 year old pathway linking the English Channel with Stonehenge) and is only accessible by foot.
In More Detail;
Meet at 10:00 by the ticket office inside Waterloo Railway Station. Tom will be there a bit early and will be stood at the ticket office in his Explorer UK green hoodie.
It is a picnic lunch so make sure you buy a sandwich or bring a pack-up. Also remember you need water and possibly a waterproof. There is a pub for good food and a drink if you like at the end.
Trains back are twice per hour and direct. I can't be sure what time we will be back into London as it depends on the speed of the group on the day, probably best to be flexible and don't make too many plans - just enjoy your day out hiking!
The Trip Cost for your guided day hike is £5 - this does not include your train fare which at full price will be £19.10 on an off peak day return from London Waterloo to Guildford. Many people have rail cards which bring the ticket cost down but you will also group together with fellow Explorers at the station and should buy group saver tickets at a third off the full price (therefore approx £12.50).
The trip cost is non refundable.
Things To Bring:
Picnic lunch, water, suitable shoes and clothing including waterproof, your camera, some money for food and drink if you would like to stop in the pub at the end.
Please note there are risks associated with all outdoor activity, this is a ten mile hike and although we are not one of the fast groups we ask that you are reasonably fit and have suitable clothing and footwear for the walk. The terrain may be uneven or slippery and therefore fashion boots, shoes or boots with heels, smooth leather soles, fashion trainers or plimsoles are NOT suitable. (This list is not exhaustive). You should be capable of walking at 2.5 miles per hour and in general seek to stay with the main group. Also please avoid doing anything that would put you or other members of the group in danger. If you have a pre-existing medical condition please seek appropriate medical advice before joining and ensure you have brought any personal medication. If bringing a guest please ensure that they have read this notice and walk description before they agree to come. This walk is not suitable for children or pet dogs.
I will post a weather forecast the night before
Hope you can come