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Philosophical walks

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Philosophical walks are held every fortnight. They aren't ambulatory lectures or structured discussions, simply walks during which philosophical discussion can take place due to the common interest of the walkers. Or not, if you'd rather just look at the scenery. The pace is unhurried, there is a stop for lunch in a pub, and, though boots are advisable as footpaths can get fairly muddy, if it's been dry trainers are quite adequate for the terrain of southeast England.  Dogs are welcome as far as I am concerned, but you should check if the pub for lunch takes the same view.

I update this page after each walk, but if you want to look at future scheduled walks, you can do so on the Philosophical Walks page on PFA's own website.

Sat 3 December: Balcombe circular; 7½ miles

A hilly walk through farmland and woodland in West Sussex.  There will be a meal break half way at the Victory Inn in Staplefield.

The walk, including the meal stop, should take around five hours. You can download a map and elevation profile here.

You can also look at a map and aerial photograph side by side at the brilliant Where's the path? site, though the route is not marked on that.

Meet at Balcombe station at 1024, or on the 0942 Brighton train from platform 13* at London Bridge. This train can also be boarded at  East Croydon (0956, platform 3*).

If you are planning to come on this walk, please click on this Doodle poll link to let me know - this will not be taken as a binding commitment, but does help by letting me know roughly how many people to expect (and where to expect them).

For more information about this or any other PFA walk, phone me on[masked], or email me at [masked]

Andrew Dodsworth

* Platforms are as given on Railtrack website, but may be subject to change. 

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