From Guildford Station we will follow a route on the west side of the River Wey before joining the North Downs Way and heading east. The route will pass through wildflower meadows and Shalford Park, followed by a little road walking, to take us to Chantries Wood. Our route along the north side of the woods provides glimpses of Pewley Down before we make the gentle climb up St. Martha's Hill. From the ancient St. Martha's church at the top we should have spectacular and wide-ranging views south to the Weald and the distant South Downs. We will have our picnic lunch around here - remember to bring sandwiches and something to drink.
After lunch we continue to join the Downs Link to make a gentle descent and continue past a vineyard and on to field paths south of Chantries Wood - with some variants possible - before re-joining the earlier part of the walk to take us back to the River Wey and on to Guildford Station.
The walk will be limited to twelve people (leader plus eleven).
If you would like to attend please book by email. See the email sent to Clog members on 11th October at 11.16am.
Please see email sent to Clog members on 20th October for full details.
To celebrate Halloween, I will be leading an evening walk on Friday 29 October on the theme of Gaslit Ghosts of The Temple. It will explore the enchanting Middle Temple and Inner Temple plus some sinister alleyways off Fleet Street. There will be 13 ghost stories along the way - unlucky for some!
At night the Temple area is lit exclusively by gaslight, and the deserted courtyards, lined by 18th- and 19th-century buildings, are eerie and magical. Fleet Street is a busy thoroughfare, yet a sequence of menacing alleyways and courtyards running off it spirit you back to the days of Dickensian London, and it comes as little surprise to learn that you are wandering through the grisly realm of Sweeney Todd.
About 3 miles/2 hours. There's a pub at the end.
Meeting time and place will be emailed to members.
Based on a walk by Richard Jones.
Distance: 10 miles.
Drop-out points: none.
Terrain: flat. Wear boots as it can get a bit wet and muddy underfoot. This area is very exposed so it can get windy or cold depending on the weather. Be prepared!
Refreshments: bring a packed lunch.
Travel arrangements will be circulated to members by email.
No need to book.
Description: this is a different version of a walk I did in the summer on the north side of the Hoo Peninsula looking across the River Thames towards the container port and the Estuary. The beginning and end are the same but not the middle and it’s in the opposite direction!
On this walk we will explore The Eternal Lake which is a private nature reserve (yes, there is such a thing and we’re not talking naturists!) The reserve surrounds a large lake with a mock Stonehenge, a bird hide and various viewpoints. There’s also a café for afternoon tea and loos. What’s not to like?
Information will be emailed to Clog Members.
Please join me on this walk from Marlow to Henley.
Chiltern Hills, fields and woods, and some walking by the river.
Please see the email sent to members on 19 October.
Please ignore the email sent on 15 October.
Length: 12 miles circular from Sevenoaks
Grade: A little challenging. Very muddy after rain.
Good for: Historic houses, beautiful views, and stunning woodland
Travel details have been circulated to members by email.
Inspired by the Walk Tonbridge website
About 12 miles circular from Paddock Wood.
A long but beautiful circular walk taking in a trio of unique churches. There’s a variety of incredible scenery, including woodland, meadows, orchards and epic views.
Travel details will be circulated to members by email.
Inspired by the Walk Tonbridge website.