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Balcome Circular via Ardingly Reservoir
This is a walk full of small delights: a nature reserve and lake with Japanese pavilion down by the stream below the gardens and park of Nymans with its part-ruined manor house; a churchyard in Slaugham (pronounced 'Slaffam') with a 600-year-old yew tree some 10 metres in circumference; the ruins of Slaugham Manor; then a walk down to the River Ouse – with the incongruous sight of a Roman arch and columns in the middle of nowhere – and later up through fields and woods to the fine old village of Balcombe.
Level: Moderate - medium pace (5/10)
Distance: 12.6 miles (20.2km)
Duration: 7hrs plus lunch
Start/Finish: Balcome Station
Walks & Mileage Chart:
Your total distance covered will enter you into an
exclusive Club 100, Club 300 and Club 500.
This is exclusive to NBH and offers a great prize.
Lunch: The Chequers at Slaugham (http://www.the-chequers.com/)
Meet: Tooley Street entrance next to West Cornwall Pasty Co.
(leading to platforms 1-6)
Depart from London Bridge platform 2 at 08.42 and arrive in Balcome at 09.21.
Returning from Balcome, and arriving London Bridge at 19.30
Please check the planned engineering works when planning your journey:
Cost: £12.00 per person, which includes:
Rail Travel and NBH costs
* * * Payment required when you RSVP * * *
NOTE: If you are paying via NBH Bank or GoCardless send me an email to confirm your payment and I will add you to the RSVP list.
£12.00 via NBH bank transfer
Payment for this trip can be made to the following account:
Account Name: NBH
Reference:[masked] + Your Meetup Name.
GoCardless - £12.00
PayPal - £13.00
If you are paying via PayPal please add £1 (£13.00) for PayPal charges.
NOTE: Please remember to change your RSVP if you are no longer able to make the event. No shows are recorded and may affect your RSVP status for future events. After three “no shows” you may be moved to the waiting list for events that are full.
Things to bring:
Packed lunch (if not eating at The Chequers)
Water and snacks
Walking shoes / Boots
Waterproof clothing (Jacket and trousers)
Suitable clothing for walking
Warm tops (layers)
Money (cash for drinks)
Natural Born Hikers operate within:
The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992.
For more information:
Look at the following site for the simplified explanation
IMPORTANT NOTE: We consider safety to be our number one priority and while we never take unnecessary risks, we do recognise that any outdoor activity involves a danger of personal injury or death. Remember that you should be aware of and accept these risks as you are responsible for your own safety and you should not undertake anything beyond your abilities. It is also your responsibility to be correctly equipped for the weather and activity you have chosen to participate in.
We recommend that everyone participating in outdoor activities obtain appropriate insurance. The BMC offer excellent policies for all outdoor enthusiasts at very competitive rates: https://www.thebmc.co.uk/modules/insurance/Landing.aspx