What we're about

Surrey Young Walkers (SYW) is a friendly walking and hiking group that is affiliated with The Ramblers charity, and aimed at 20s and 30s. We very much hope you can become a paid up member for a great cause! We put on a range of walks, from 5-mile gentle rambles to 20-plus-mile strenuous hikes. We also have weekends away, across the UK and abroad. Our summer camping and Christmas weekends are the two 'big' ones, to which all SYW members are invited.

We also have social meet-ups, visits to local landmarks and sights as well as live music venues, pubs and other activities. Whether you are new to walking or an experienced walker who is looking for a group to walk with, you are more than welcome to join us on any of our walks. Your first 3 walks with us are completely free of charge or commitment, but after that we ask that you join our parent organization, the Ramblers Association. Unlike many other groups that are run for profit, the Ramblers are a national walking charity who maintain and protect footpaths, campaign for walkers rights and rights of way, help the disabled and encourage a healthy and active lifestyle. Membership is very reasonably priced at £35.85 a year or £3.35 a month for a standard single member, with discounts for joint membership and concessions. Membership allows you to come on as many walks as you like - not only with us, but with any of the 500 Ramblers groups across the country. Even if you only come on one walk a month we're cheaper than many "pay per walk" groups!

We also have a large membership who use our own website or word of mouth, so if there aren't many RSVPs on here, don't worry - everything still goes ahead. You can visit our website at the following address: http://surreyyoungwalkers.org.uk

Once you're a member of Surrey Young Walkers we encourage you to join our private Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/5092814949/ .

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TOTH's - Tuesday on the Hill Walk - 5 miles, moderate (Reigate)

Starting point: https://goo.gl/maps/8J8nTcxteY1dCyH16 (Reigate Station, north entrance) If you're new to us, please take a second to read https://www.meetup.com/Surrey-Young-Walkers/pages/25645842/FAQs/ We will be meeting at the station after work to walk up and around Reigate Hill, taking advantage of the extended daylight. Walking along the bottom of Colley hill, up the North Downs Way and across to the Inglis Memorial. We then go straight down Reigate Hill and up to Reigate Fort where we go back across to the Inglis Memorial and back down Reigate Hill and back to the station. Led by: Holly ----- We're part of the Ramblers. You're welcome to join us for up to 3 free walks before deciding if you'd like to become a member at https://www.ramblers.org.uk/get-involved/become-a-member.aspx Our walks will always go ahead even if you don't see many RSVPs here - we have a core member group who use our own website: http://www.surreyyoungwalkers.org.uk/ We will always aim to update this page if the walk is called off for any reason (i.e. bad weather).

Seaford To Eastbourne - 11-13 miles, linear, moderate

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We start walking at: 10.50am from Seaford Station (https://goo.gl/maps/iq6E5dywUDK2). Please bring a packed lunch. Enjoy a walk along the coast with a difference! Meet at Seaford Station (train arrives at 10.46), we will walk over Seaford Head and if the tide is out, we will wade across the Cuckmere River (you might want to bring a pair of sandals as it's a bit stony). If this is not possible then we'll walk around, which adds on about 2 miles. After this we'll climb the Seven Sisters to Birling Gap and then its over Beachy Head into Eastbourne (via the seafront), from where we can return to Seaford (for those who need). There are refreshment options at Birling Gap, Belle Tout Lighthouse, Eastbourne and Seaford. No pub stop, bring packed lunch. Led by: Ellie P ----- We're part of the Ramblers. You're welcome to join us for up to 3 free walks before deciding if you'd like to become a member. Our walks will always go ahead even if you don't see many RSVPs here - we have a core member group who use our own website: http://www.surreyyoungwalkers.org.uk/ We will always aim to update this page if the walk is called off for any reason (i.e. bad weather).

TOTHs - Tuesdays on the Hill - 6 miles, circular (Guildford - one last time!)

Starting point: https://goo.gl/maps/rW2z2MWbF3zDyeRu9 (Guildford Station) If you're new to us, please take a second to read https://www.meetup.com/Surrey-Young-Walkers/pages/25645842/FAQs/ Meeting up after work outside the station we will start with a walk along the towpath of the River Wey to join the North Downs Way over the bridge and across the field to the Chantries. We will climb up the hill to the top of St Martha's Hill. Continuing in a straight line down to the other side and meeting the Downs Link we will circle back around the the bottom before climbing the steep way back up to the top and straight over along the footpath to Pewley Downs. Finally we climb to the top of the Downs and the last mile is back into Guildford town centre and train station. First time with us? check out some FAQs: http://surreyyoungwalkers.org.uk/faqs.php ---- Length: 6 miles, Circular Grade: Moderate Leader: Holly ----- We're part of the Ramblers ( https://www.ramblers.org.uk/ ). You're welcome to join us for up to 3 free walks before deciding if you'd like to become a member. Our walks will always go ahead even if you don't see many RSVPs here - we have a core member group who use our own website ( http://www.surreyyoungwalkers.org.uk/ ).

Distant Views on the Box (Evening walk) - 4 miles, circular leisurely

Meet at: 10.30am at Box Hill County Park (National Trust car park) (https://goo.gl/maps/pSkb5yfAvnn) Starting on Box Hill, join us for an evening walk after work and making the most of the extra hours of daylight. This circular walk is famous for its box trees and superb views. Did you know that Box Hill was where John Logie Baird set up home and also has its own place in television history. Led by: Holly ----- We're part of the Ramblers. You're welcome to join us for up to 3 free walks before deciding if you'd like to become a member. Our walks will always go ahead even if you don't see many RSVPs here - we have a core member group who use our own website: http://www.surreyyoungwalkers.org.uk/

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