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Join us if you'd like to walk and meet people whilst passing through the Countryside, Parks and Rivers of Surrey and West London. Sometimes we will go further afield. We normally have a picnic lunch part way through our walks, and where appropriate, take a stop at the end for a well earned drink at a nearby hostelry. We hope you enjoy our walks.

Whilst Government Covid restrictions apply walk places will be restricted accordingly.

Upcoming events (4)

A Great Denbies Vineyard and Box Hill Circular Walk (12 miles)

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This scenic circular hilly walk starts at Dorking Main Station and features most of the famous Boxhill Hike route. Firstly a short circuit of the Vineyard at Denbies followed by a climb to the Visitor Center at Boxhill . From here we go through the forest to the Gallops, once the exercise ground of the Epsom Derby Champions. We will take a lunch break there. Our walk then takes us through Juniper Top and back to the visitor center before we return our start point.

This is a hilly group walk with guidance only. No service is inferred or risk assumed.

If arriving by car there is free parking in Chichester Road opposite the station.

You will need:

  1. To be of good physical fitness.
  2. Strong ankle supporting walking boots and appropriate clothing
  3. Sufficient drinking water.
  4. A packed lunch if you intend to eat
  5. Dress for the weather
  6. To expect to complete around 16:30

Dogs and Guests aren't permitted.

The Surrey Aviation Heritage Walk - 14 miles circular

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Today we take a flat circular walk that skirts the old runway at Brooklands Museum and follows the local Waterways towards the now disused Wisley Airfield. Long ago British aircraft were built at Brooklands and then test flown at Wisley Airfield. Our walk takes in some of this heritage and allows us to reflect on a bygone era. We should be able to walk the length of the old Wisley Airfield runway.

There will be a short look around Mercedes Benz World.

We will see Concorde, the hidden Chatley Heath Semaphore Tower, the ruined Samuelson Mausoleum, possibly a pub where an American Werewolf in London was filmed and visit a great greasy spoon where snacks can be bought.

Make sure your plan is to arrive at the start point before the advertised time.

Bring a packed lunch and water for a short break en-route.

Dress for the weather and distance. You will need strong ankle protecting boots.

Expect to return to Weybridge Station roughly around 4:30 pm

For those that wish, there is the Hand and Spear pub by the station at the end of the walk.

Parking is around £3.00 at the two Weybridge Station car parks either side of the main Station Car Park on a Sunday.

Trains connect to Weybridge from Guildford, Staines and Waterloo directions.

The event is a group event with guidance only. No service is inferred or risk assumed.

Neither Dogs nor Guests are permitted.

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London Waterloo to Richmond - The Thames - 17 miles linear

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Today, a long walk that starts At London Waterloo Station and takes us down very much of the Thames.

Our walk route..

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We will pass the Tate Britain opposite the MI6 building where the original oil painting by JMW Turner of Richmond Hill is exhibited. We follow the path of the Thames through Battersea Park and on towards Putney. Once close we will take a 20 minute lunch break on one of the fine riverside promenades.

Leaving Putney behind we follow the trail of the University Boat Race past Barnes passing the old Harrods Furniture Repository now luxury flats reminiscent of New York's Dakota Building. Some time later we pass Kew Gardens opposite Syon House.

Before reaching Richmond we pass Van Gogh's Isleworth. Van Gogh was a preacher in Richmond and lived in Isleworth before becoming a painter.

It will take till around 4:40 pm to reach Richmond. You can leave the walk early at many points as most bridges are close to a station but you will need to navigate yourself, once you leave.

From Richmond you can return to Waterloo very quickly or carry on to many other destinations.

You should to be capable of walking at a reasonably fast pace to participate.

You should dress for the weather and wear comfortable but strong walking boots. The ground is hard in places.

You should also bring a picnic lunch and sufficient drinking water.

No service is inferred or risk assumed.

Neither Guests nor Dogs are permitted.

If the weather is extremely poor "YES" RSVPs will be informed by email of cancellation.

Winchester Walk, Waterways, Hills and Plains - 11 Mile circular

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This is a walk that starts and finishes in the ancient Roman town of Winchester famous for its cathedral and ornate architecture.

We start by passing through the old market town and making our way to Saint Catherine's Hill passing Winchester College along the River Itchen.

From here we have great views and will take a short lunch break.

We now return to the River along the Itchen Way for a mile or two before joining the Kingfisher Trail. Here we will pass the Twyford Steam Waterworks before continuing onto The Pilgrims Trail. We continue past Saint Catherine's Hill again before returning into Winchester on the opposite bank.

Once back in Winchester there is the possibility of a well earned drink at a local hostelry before returning to the Station.

This is a joint event with another meetup group so places are limited.
You should organise yourself with a packed lunch before the start of the walk.

You must be of good physical fitness to join and bring sufficient water for an 11 mile walk.

You must wear strong ankle supporting footwear and have experience of walking on hills with uneven terrain.

This is a group guided event with no service inferred or risk assumed.

Neither Dogs nor Guests are permitted.

If the weather is poor the event will be postponed and all that RSVP "Yes" will be informed the night before.

Planning your journey;

Check your journey carefully before you leave. We cannot delay the start.

Past events (253)

A Grand Isle of Wight Day Out – 9 mile hilly circular

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