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Event Reports from Surrey Group


Godalming, Peper Harow and Shackleford

1 Jan 2019 | Surrey Group

This wonderful walk was led by Gordon with a good attendance of 30 people and 4 dogs all keen to get out for some fresh air and a stretch following the Christmas excesses. The weather was dry and although mostly overcast offered an ideal walking environment and Gordon's excellent choice of footpaths provided good conditions underfoot for the time of year. Included in the places of interest was the historical village of Peper Harow which is noted in the Domesday Book and the stately Peper Harow House is where the rules of cricket were founded in 1727....
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Frensham Ponds and Bourne Woods

26 Nov 2018 | Surrey Group

Under overcast skies 17 of us plus one dog gathered at Stockbridge carpark near Tilford Green. The weather improved and we set off on briskly on the walk around Frensham Ponds and Bourne woods , led by James. I was very impressed with the views of Frensham ponds from the heath and James knowlege of the local area. We made made good progress over the varying terrain prior to pausing by the famous Frensham heights progressive school.

I think I only recall one hill before the lunch stop taken on a fallen tree, which provided ample seating for all as shown in the attached pictures....
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Surrey Hills and Weald

29 Oct 2018 | Surrey Group

The skies had cleared by the time 17 guys and 1 dog were ready to set off fot the day's walk across the Greensand way from Winterfold Hill to Pitch hill where wonderful views were enjoyed for the morning break. With the exception of a couple of short sharp showers we were blessed with good spells of sunshine with made up for Sunday's chilly temperature. We encountered very little mud despite the morning's rain even on the lower levels.

The walk concluded with a fine abundance of cakes offered by the following contributors:

Justin - apricot and ginger fruit cake

Robert L....
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Hazelmere to the Devil's Punchbowl

24 Sep 2018 | Surrey Group

The day started inauspiciously: the weather forecast was ominous threatening heavy rain for the morning, not clearing until about 1400 and there were engineering works between Guildford and Haslemere.

However, four brave souls drove through the heavy rain and we waited for the rail replacement buses to arrive, just in case there were any more walkers. With Robert leading we headed out in light rain but by midday the rain stopped, and we paused at the NT café at Hindhead for restorative coffees. After ...
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