Walks

Upper Pond circular walk at Petworth (1.5 miles)

This walk around the Upper Pond at the National Trust’s Petworth Park is a great length for those sunny weekends when you want to take a more relaxing stroll. Covering a distance of approximately 1.5 miles, this route can be completed in under an hour, and you’ll see an iconic …

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Weekend Walks: By the sea

With many readers opting for a staycation this year for obvious reasons, we thought we’d feature a family walk in a popular seaside spot and highlight a few less well known waterside walks. All will make for a pleasant day out with the family. West Wittering Beach & East Head …

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Weekend Walk: Windsor Great Park (5.1 and 3.5 miles)

Walking in Windsor Great Park is always great joy, as there are so many lovely views and vistas. Here we feature a couple of walks which take place from The Savill Garden car park (charges apply). Entry to Windor Great Park is free but you will need to pay to …

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Weekend Walk: Midhurst, Stedham and Iping Commons (5.5miles)

1. From the back left-hand side of the Iping and Stedham Commons car park, near a noticeboard, take a wide path marked as a bridleway. As the sign indicates, this is also part of the Serpent Trail (ST), a sinuous long-distance path which you will meet several times today. In …

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Weekend Walk: Two family walks (2 miles and 2.5 miles)

Abinger Roughs This gentle stroll is a walk to be savoured, enjoying the delights as the woods come to life in spring. Abinger Roughs is known for its rhododendron ramble and the bluebells, and is also a wonderful place to listen out for songbirds in the spring and early summer. …

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Weekend Walk: Puttenham to Compton (4 miles)

This walk takes you on an adventurous excursion from Puttenham, a delightful village with a church, cottages and a good pub. The other big attraction is the Watts Gallery and Artists’ Village in Compton where you can also visit the Studio via a woodland walk and enjoy good food in …

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Weekend Walk: Thursley (Boundless) to Haslemere (6 miles)

This hilly, circular walk has some interesting views.  The walk was submitted by Guildford Rambling Club and appears in the January issue of VantagePoint. However, due to COVID, there is now a small diversion, so please use this version!  (www.guildfordramblingclub.org.uk) From the car park, continue along the road as it …

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Weekend Walk: Hidden Hindhead Walking Trail (3.1 miles)

A well sign-posted but not too demanding a walk for all the family taking in both Gibbet Hill and The Temple of the Four Winds, each with superb views – on a clear day you’ll glimpse the London skyline. Make your way to the eastern side of the Devil’s Punch …

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Weekend Walk: East Meon: Low path / High path (8.5 miles)

This really is a most wonderful walk and is highly recommended. Humphrey and I did it recently with a friend on one of those perfect days we had. It is a circular walk through the gentle county of East Hampshire, far from the bustle of the towns, on paths that …

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Weekend Walk: Box Hill (5 plus 4.5 miles)

Walk east, past Ryka’s café, through the car park of the Burford Bridge Hotel and then a few yards along the A24 towards Dorking. Just past the roundabout take a path left, down into a field by the side of the River Mole. Walk around the edge of the field, …

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Weekend Walk: Farnham to Crondall (9 miles)

This is an easy, relatively flat walk which offers some interesting views and pleasant countryside. The walk was provided by Guildford Rambling Club (guildfordramblingclub.org.uk). Duck back into the park at the back of the car park and go right. Then take the path right, between the cricket pitch and the …

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Weekend Walk: Dunsfold to Cranleigh or vice versa (9.75 miles)

This is a flat walk through attractive countryside which offers some splendid views. The walk was submitted by Guildford Rambling Club (see guildfordramblingclub.org.uk). From Dunsfold – from the parking, go along the far side of the road, right, until reaching a lane going left, along the side of a tiny …

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Weekend Walk: Holmbury Hill from Peaslake (3 miles)

The majority of the route for this walk is along woodland paths and tracks. The walk can be strenuous in places, with a steep descent at one point to reach Holmbury St Mary and a steady climb after the pubs. The scenery is stunning with the finale being Holmbury Hill …

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Weekend Walk: Ripley and the Wey Navigation (5 plus 5 miles)

This is an easy, flat, figure of 8 walk, running past a lake and alongside the historic Wey Navigation. The walk description is provided by Guildford Rambling Club (guildfordramblingclub.org.uk). Facing the back of the shops, head right, passing behind the houses until emerging on Newark Lane (the B367). Turn right …

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Weekend Walk: Dorking, Box Hill & Reigate (10 miles)

The morning walk starts with a stiff climb up onto Mickleham Downs and there is a corresponding climb down later but your efforts will be rewarded by some splendid views and you can always soothe your aches in the Running Horse at lunchtime. The afternoon is less strenuous but no …

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