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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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Weekend Walk: Thursley to Grayswood

This interesting walk takes you through woods and fields, up and down hills and offers some splendid views. It was submitted by Guildford Rambling Club (see guildfordramblingclub.org.uk) Turn left along the road and walk about 300 yards to find a tunnel, on the right, under the A3. You will need …

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Weekend Walk: Sheepleas, Lovelace Bridges, East Horsley

South of East Horsley there is a large hilly forested area criss-crossed by paths many of which are known only to locals. Hidden in the woods are many surprises, especially the stone bridges built in the 1800s by the Earl of Lovelace to transport his timber wagons. This walk visits …

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Weekend Walk: Chidham Circular

Late summer is a lovely time to visit the seaside, as long as you are away from the crowds. This is a 5 mile circular walk with some of the best panoramic views of the harbour at Chichester. There is always something to watch on the water, whether it is …

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Weekend Walk: Lurgashall to Petworth

This interesting classic walk takes you through woods and fields and through Petworth Park and back. Lots of views. Enjoy a picnic in the park unless you are an NT member and can go to the café by the house. The walk was submitted by Guildford Rambling Club (see guildfordramblingclub.org.uk). …

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Weekend Walk: Barns Green, West Sussex

This is a calming walk through quiet green meadows and woodland, with one or two surprises, especially the church at the tiny village of Itchingfield. This walk is taken with permission from www.fancyfreewalks.org. 1. Directly opposite the pub, take a narrow path signposted as a bridleway. In 200m or so, …

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Weekend Walk: Peaslake, Coldharbour and Westcott

This is a walk of extraordinary variety showing you many different aspects of the Surrey countryside between Dorking and Guildford. There are just a few nettles around the stiles but little mud and the route is fine for a dog. The stile count is moderate. It is a bit text …

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Weekend Walk: Farnham Lines and Trails

This walk explores some hidden and unusual aspects of Farnham’s history and celebrates the launch of the town’s second free walking festival which runs from May 20th-June 3rd. Farnham has an interesting part in ensuring walkers’ rights of way, played a key part in the 1940 invasion defence preparations and …

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Weekend Walk: Lod Valley: Lurgashall to Lord’s Wood

Lurgashall Mill © Copyright Keith Edkins Quintessential rolling English countryside, following a river course with lakes, wetlands and wildflower grassland to an ancient woodland. This walk leads you on a very pleasant circuit through typical Sussex countryside, with part of it following the River Lod running south from Mill Pond. This …

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Weekend Walk: Capel figure of 8

This walk is in a figure of eight, both roughly 5 miles, so if you want a shorter walk, you could do one leg at a time. The walk description is provided by Guildford Rambling Club and readers are welcome to join them on their walks (guildfordramblingclub.org.uk). 1. Walk down …

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Weekend Walk: Puttenham

Puttenham lies on the dividing line between the chalk downs to the north and greensand to the south, and was referred to in the Domesday Book of 1086 and called Reddesolham. To the west of the village is Puttenham Common, the remains of what was once a large area of …

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Weekend Walk: Chiddingfold to Haslemere

This walk has very little in the way of ups and downs and passes over downs and through pretty woods and fields. The walk was submitted by Guildford Rambling Club (see guildfordramblingclub.org.uk). 1. Cross the green and the A283 and enter the road signed to Grayswood. After a few yards …

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Weekend Walk: Peaslake to Shamley Green

This walk takes you through woods and fields with several ups and downs, to a lunch stop in Shamley Green. The walk was submitted by Guildford Rambling Club (see guildfordramblingclub.org.uk). Visitors to these walks are welcome. 1. Go out of the right-hand side at the back of the car park, …

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Weekend Walk: Black Down Temple of the Winds walk

1. Follow the track up from the car park on Tennyson’s Lane and make your way through a gate onto Black Down. Following the track up, you will pass the National Trust (NT) donation box and notice board. In autumn, the steep banks on either side of the track are …

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