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Weekend Walk: Harting Down Wildlife Walk

One of the largest areas of ancient chalk downland in the National Trust’s care, Harting Down in West Sussex is a renowned nature reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest. This walk offers panoramic views over the Weald to the North Downs, before descending into secluded valleys of natural and …

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Weekend Walk: South Holmwood to Coldharbour

This is a circular walk through fields and woods. There is a steep climb at Leith Hill but you can avoid it and shorten the walk if you wish. There is a lovely pub en-route, The Plough at Coldharbour, please see the offer below. The walk description is provided by …

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Weekend Walk: Tilford to Frensham Ponds

This is an easy walk through woods and fields and it affords views onto both Frensham Great Pond and Frensham Little Pond. There are two good pubs, one on Tilford Green and the Duke of Cambridge which is a short drive from the starting point on the road towards Hindhead. …

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Weekend Walk: Rudgwick to Walliswood

This is a largely flat walk through fields and woods, passing an interesting old chapel. The walk description is provided by Guildford Rambling Club (guildfordramblingclub.org.uk). 1. From the parking area walk north along the road to reach the Kings Head. Take the footpath right that goes through the churchyard behind …

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Weekend Walk: Thursley to Elstead

This is a pleasant walk through fields and woods and across a heath. The shorter option is largely flat. The longer option adds in some minor ups and downs. There are a number of refreshment places along the route including the Woolpack in Elstead (see offer below). The walk description …

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Weekend Walk: Ranmore West and The Wotton Hatch

  Denbies Hillside and neighbouring Ranmore Common are some of the richest chalk grasslands in south east England. The downs tumble towards to the pretty village of Westcott with beautiful views in all directions. Taken from www.nationaltrust.org.uk where a bigger map can be downloaded. 1. Leave the car park (marked …

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Weekend Walk: Norbury Park

Allow about two hours for this undulating and at times hilly walk. The walk follows public footpaths and bridleways which cross private land, so please respect people’s privacy. Leave the station car park by steps then turn left up road. Cross road at railway bridge and take footpath on right …

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Weekend walk: Woolbeding Common

  This is a pleasant walk with some lovely views. It starts from the Woolbeding carpark at Older Hill near Midhurst which itself has a magnificent vista as seen right. This is the first walk I have done using a new walking app called ViewFinder. If you get a premium …

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Weekend Walk: Shere Village and Little London

  This is a glorious and fairly short walk, full of variety, with a fine village at the start and a good pub at the high point. It also passes close to two of the most interesting and ancient churches in Surrey. Since publishing this walk in VantagePoint, we have …

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Weekend Walk: Hascombe and Hydon’s Ball

This is a varied walk with one or two steep ascents. It passes through some of the most delightful woodland. It is fine at any time of the year, but especially in the spring because of the lambs and the bluebells. For larger map, please visit www.fancyfreewalks.org.uk. 1. Take the …

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Weekend Walk: Prospects of Polesden

An undulating walk from Ranmore Common in the Surrey Hills, through part of the National Trust estate of Polesden Lacey. From the walk there are good views of the Mole Gap, London, and on a clear day, the South Downs. Please note that there is admission fee if you wish …

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Weekend Walk: Leith Hill, Surrey – Hills, Mills and Gunpowder

Our walk is taken with kind permission from the Ramblers. It is a circular route in the Surrey Hills AONB which passes sleepy Surrey mill hamlets and ‘hammer’ ponds and climbs to a 360-degree view from Leith Hill Tower. It follows wide, well maintained bridleways to Friday Street, then along …

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Weekend Walk: Crondall

This is an easy walk to get the new year started, only 5 miles and completely flat. It is also very charming, with some lovely, far-reaching views of the local countryside. At its beginning and end, it has the lovely village of Crondall to explore, with its Anglo-Saxon roots and …

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Weekend Walk: Bepton, Chilgrove and the South Downs

Here is another Downland walk that you will remember for its beauty and originality. A Norman church, a secret orchid hillside and a Bronze-Age burial site are among the surprises, along with two excellent country pubs, both of which the Editor can recommend! The views from Linch Down are particularly …

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Weekend Walk: Puttenham and The Sands

This walk takes you through woods and fields from Puttenham Common top car park to The Sands and, optionally, Charles Hill and back through the small hamlet of Gatwick. This walk has a few options within it which are described in the text and shown on the map below. The …

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