Surrey Christian Rambling Club

Programme 2017

What to bring on a walk

Planning a walk

Leading a walk

If you would like to volunteer to lead a walk, please contact Geoff, who organises the programme.

Please note that you take part in walks at your own risk and the organisers cannot be liable for any injury or other distress which may occur.

Please be ready to start walking at the START time given.

The starting point for a walk is often not accessible by public transport but, provided reasonable notice is given, it will usually be possible to arrange to pick up those requiring transport. The group will set off at the departure time given unless someone expected has not arrived, in which case no more than 15 minutes later.

It is advisable to check before bringing a dog on a walk. 

Please wear suitable footwear and clothing. Be prepared for mud, overgrown footpaths, rain or even brilliant sunshine. Inappropriate footwear or clothing can ruin your day.

We ask you not to eat your packed lunch in pubs that sell food.

Saturday 14th January 2017

1015 for 1030

Surrey Hills
Starting from Westcott Village Green this walk will include the neighbouring hills and the option for a pub lunch at Denbies Wine Estate

This walk is led by Steve Moggs - contact details.

We have been invited back to his home in Westcott afterwards for some tea. Since it still gets dark early in January it may be as well to bring a torch.

Starting Point
Westcott Village Green TQ141486 (approx RH4 3NH)

10 miles
Saturday 21st January

0945 for 1000

Box Hill Munro
Yes, it's that time of year again! The Surrey Munro, where we walk over the Massif of Box Hill to ascend 3000 feet and walk until it gets dark - taking in Juniper Top, White Hill, Ashcombe Wood, Headley Heath and possibly the infamous Stepping Stones. Bring a picnic lunch and drink. After the walk you are very welcome to come back to our house in Ashtead for tea and cake, followed by supper (please let us know if staying for supper).

This walk is led by Duncan Parsons - contact details.

Starting Point
Box Hill & Westhumble Station (RH5 6BT) TQ167519.
NB. The station parking filled up quickly last year so do allow plenty of time to walk from alternative parking at the Stepping Stones if necessary (National Trust) TQ171513.
12 miles

3000 feet of ascent

Saturday 11th February

1015 for 1030

Blackheath and Shamley Green
Some hills. Lunch at Shamley Green (Red Lion, Speckeldy Hen Cafe, and picnic benches). At the end there is a tea shop at either the Lavender Goose at Gomshall (closes 5pm) or Abinger Hammer tea rooms.

This walk is led by Daphne and Heather - contact details.

Starting Point
Car park at the end of Blackheath Lane, (approx GU4 8RB) TQ036462
At Chilworth Station turn up Littleford Lane. Take first left at the crossroads onto Blackheath Lane. The car park is at the end. N.B. If for any reason, the minor roads are icy on the morning, we will start the walk from Chilworth Station less than a mile from the Blackheath Car Park. There is no car park here, but it is possible to park along the main road.

Contact either Daphne or Geoff (contact details) on the Friday evening between 6.30pm and 10pm if you think this might be the case but would like to confirm.

The train from Guildford departs at 0948, arriving at 0957; or from Dorking Deepdene leaving at 0945, arriving at 0959. Note the trains are only every 2 hours.

Approx 9 miles
Saturday 11th March

1015 for 1030
Tilford, Frensham and River Wey
Beautiful riverside walk beside the River Wey. Walk and lunch beside Frensham Little Pond with an opportunity to see the birds on the water. Good views across to Frensham Great Pond and surrounding countryside. Some inclines, but generally not very steep climbs.

Lunch at Frensham Little Pond, Tern Cafe (NT soup, drinks, light snacks) or bring a packed lunch to eat nearby.
After the walk, the Barley Mow on Tilford Green, will be available for further refreshments if wanted.

This walk will be led by Yvonne - contact details.

Starting Point
Tilford Green Car Park, next to the bridge beside the River Wey. (GU10 2BU) Grid ref SU873433
9 miles
Saturday 8th April

1015 for 1030

Toys Hill, Chartwell and Crockham Hill (Kent- Surrey border)
Bring a picnic lunch or snacks available at the Chartwell NT cafe.

This walk will be led by Caroline - contact details.

Starting Point
Limpsfield Chart, St. Andrews Church (RH8 0TB)
Grid ref TQ426517
Parking area opposite church or in nearby roads.

approx 9 miles
Saturday 13th May

1015 for 1030

Loseley Park and Compton
The walk starts along the River Wey, then through open farmland and bluebell woods to Compton. Bring a picnic lunch. We will take an early afternoon break at Watts Gallery which has a café as well as painting exhibitions. We have views of Loseley House on the return to Artington.

This walk will be led by Robert - contact details.

Starting Point
Artington Park and Ride south of Guildford (approx GU3 1LP)
Grid ref SU993475

10 miles
Saturday 10th June

1315 for 1330

Note later time!

Effingham - Farmland, lakes and woodland with evening meal option
Walk through farmland, woodland, lakes and heathland. Pub option for early tea then meal option in Cobham at end of walk at a pizza restaurant. Numbers needed for meal option so please contact Luke if you are coming to the meal. Thanks.

This walk is led by Luke - contact details.

Starting Point
Effingham Junction Station (KT24 5HX) having had lunch
8 miles
Saturday 8th July

1015 for 1030

St Martha’s Hill, Blackheath and Shere
Circular route starting along the North Downs Way to St Martha's-on-the-Hill and then Blackheath and Shere. Returning via Gomshall and Netley Heath. Some hills (approx 1,000ft of ascent/descent).

Lunch - Shere village (pubs, cafes, benches). 

This walk will be led by John - contact details.

Starting Point
Possibly Newland's Corner car park TQ043493 (approx GU4 8SE) but check again nearer the time.

11 miles
Saturday 12th August

1015 for 1030

Littlehampton and Arundel
Joint Hampshire and Surrey Walk. Walk along the River Arun to Arundel, follow river to Wildlife Reserve, pass lake heading north-west and then climb hill to Arundel Park. Walk back to Arundel passing Arundel Cathedral and Arundel Castle. Return to Littlehampton by bus. (£3.70 fare).
Bring a picnic lunch. 
Afterwards: Tea shop in Arundel or Littlehampton. Inspect longest bench (yes, bench) in the world along Littlehampton sea front and swim in the sea. Optional meal at Harbour Lights/ Look and Sea Restaurant next to Littlehampton Youth Hostel in Surrey Street with mini-quiz.

This walk will be led by Ben - contact details.

Starting Point
Littlehampton Railway Station (BN17 5BS) Explorer 121 map TQ025022. There is free parking in side streets to the north and north-east of the station about 10 minutes walk away or in station car park.
10 miles
Saturday 9th September

1015 for 1030

Further details to follow

This walk will be led by Ron and Hilary - contact details.

Saturday 14th October

1015 for 1030

Further details to follow

This walk will be led by Armin - contact details.

Saturday 28th October

0945 for 1000

Note earlier time!

End of Summer Time Surrey Special (provisional)

Details to be confirmed.


Probably quite a bit of ascent

Saturday 11th November

1015 for 1030

Further details to follow

This walk will be led by Valerie - contact details.

Saturday 9th December

1000 for 1015

Further details to follow

This walk will be led by Helen - contact details.