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Event Reports from Surrey Group


Ockley Amble

23 Jul 2018 | Surrey Group

On Sunday morning 16 hardy walkers set out from the attractive village green at Ockley with temperatures already in the mid twenties. Temperatures climbed steadily through the day, but it was often over cast and this tempered the heat. We came across a couple of fields containing freshly clipped alpacas who found our group of walkers fascinating, but they don’t get out much. There were occasional distant views either towards Leith Hill and its tower or to the South Downs. Dappled shade covered us on most of the route which was most welcome....
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Effingham Forest and Netley Heath

27 Jun 2018 | Surrey Group

The sun shone all the day during our walk on Sunday and twenty two walkers (plus one dog) enjoyed a stunning walk led by Patrick L. The recent dry spell meant that the walk was mud free, I cannot recall when that last happened. About half of the walk was through woodland so we walked in dappled shade as well as the sun. Lunch was on the North Downs with spectacular views and opportunities to sit in either the shade or the sun. We did start the walk with Sue, Kate & Pops but they had to leave the walk early and I forgot to take their photos before they left the walk – Doh....
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The Surrey Weald, Holmwood, Newdigate and Cudworth

28 May 2018 | Surrey Group

Looking at Sunday’s weather forecast on Saturday the prediction was for thunderstorm, lightning, rain and sun. Well the forecast got one of those right, sun, it was hot and humid all day.

Adrian led eighteen of us (plus one doggie) on ten miles of rolling countryside with occasional views of Arbinger Forest and Leith Hill or the North Downs. The countryside was looking gorgeous with every tree and plant sporting fresh greens.

After the heat of the day cups of tea were our priority at the end of the walk....
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South of the Hog's Back

22 Apr 2018 | Surrey Group

We had a rather nervous start with the Frensham Sponsored Ride event taking place in a large field adjacent to the car park, the surrounding roads were awash with horseboxes. However we got everyone safely parked and the walk started on time.

Rupert then led us on a stunning walk in warm sunshine. This walk had something for everyone: sandy pine covered heath, open fields, hill top vistas, crumbling abbey ruins, a Georgian mansion, the odd spot of mud, sparkling conversation, a bat filled cave and tea and cakes at the conclusion....
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