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Event Reports from Surrey Group


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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Three Counties

28 Mar 2018 | Surrey Group

Richard led 22 keen walkers and four dogs on this varied walk through woodland and heath on a route which was new to the Surrey group. The weather was kind to us, mild and dry although we didn’t see any sun. Not only did we walk in three counties but at one point during the afternoon we stood on a bridge with three counties in immediate view, Surrey on our left, Sussex in front and Hampshire to the right.

At the end of the walk we tucked into an array of sweet and savoury delights washed down with cups of tea or coffee (according to taste....
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Horsley Diamond Jubilee Trail - 25 Feb 2018

25 Feb 2018 | Surrey Group

As the UK prepared for Arctic blasts today and next week nothing stopped twenty four members from their walk today. After a nervous time with trains from London cancelled and frantic dashes by taxi we set off to a slightly delayed start.

The weather was amazing with bright sunshine all day with some invigorating gusts of chill wind. Luckily the overnight low temperatures had frozen most of the muddy patches and the resulting hard uneven surfaces were easier to walk on than sinking up to your boot tops in mud....
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A circular walk from Reigate

28 Jan 2018 | Surrey Group

You might have thought that this walk was going to be a repeat of familiar paths, but you would have been mistaken. Patrick had cleverly winkled out some unknown routes combined with some familiar scenes to make a very interesting day. After a couple of rather wet months we did encounter some slippery mud which resulted in some buttock encounters with the ground. The weather was kind to us, mild and dry. We saw lengthening catkins, snowdrops, flowering witch hazels and other signs of spring.

Returning to the cars everyone was in high spirits and 33 hungry souls tucked into the array of confectionary and hot beverages....
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