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Weekend Walk: Bignor Hill and Houghton Forest

This walk is an absolute classic, and you can see the reason: it has the ingredients of great views without climbing and wonderful woodland on the return. It is short and easy and hugely rewarding, especially recommended for those who want a pleasant half-day in the South Downs or maybe …

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Weekend Walk: Polesden Lacey Circular

At Hikes of Surrey, we begin most of our walks from St Martins Church because of the easy parking and the spire acts as an excellent focal point and marker when we’re out in the hills. Parking is easiest in St Martins car park just north of the church. Make …

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Weekend Walk: Round the Devil’s Punch Bowl

This family-friendly walk takes you along the rim of the Punch Bowl, across to the opposite side and over the highest points with spectacular views. It returns via Gibbet Hill and a part of Hindhead Common with views all around. Perfect for all the family (including the dog, but beware …

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Weekend Walk: Dorking to Friday Street Circular Walk

This is a lovely circular walk through the hills to one of the quietest hamlets in Surrey. With an optional pub lunch, this 10 mile ramble is perfect for a cool November afternoon. This walk is brought to you by Hikes of Surrey. If you would like to join them …

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Weekend Walk: Thursley, Hankley Common, Kettlebury Hill

The village of Thursley is a little Surrey jewel situated on the edge of the vast area of commonland comprising Thursley and Hankley Commons, stretching as far as Elstead in the east and nearly to Frensham in the west. Kettlebury Hill is an arc-shaped ridge shaded with pines and offering …

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Weekend Walk: The Wey & Arun Canal from Loxwood

The route of this walk begins and ends alongside the restored Loxwood Link section of the canal and circles out to the north of the village, taking you through ancient woodland and out over open land with fabulous views. This walk is one of eight walks from The Wey & …

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Weekend Walk: Drovers Circular Walk – Hat Hill to Levin Down

This National Trust walk is over pretty Sussex Downland, through woodland, and across fields. Begins at the footpath leading past and behind Singleton cricket pavilion – a dark brown barn reached from a small lane to the West of the A286 as it enters Singleton from the south, on the …

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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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