Further details of walks - 2013

Sunday 28th April - Kings Sutton Circular

17.2km (10.7 miles)

Take the 9:38 train from London Marylebone arrives Kings Sutton 10.54

Return trains are 16:52, 18:52, 20:20, 22:20.

This is a new walk by Jim. (Will be taking the opportunity to check the walk directions.) Intention is to walk in silence until Croughton (10km into the walk). Lunch will most likely be at the Blackbird, Croughton or possibly 3.7km earlier at the Fox and Hounds, Souldern.

Trains back to London on Sunday are infrequent. However the White Horse is open all day and a 10 minute walk from the station.

Walk report

Sunday 5th May - CW1 #22 Haslemere Circular

A beautiful walk through National Trust land with fine views, particularly lovely in late spring (may see some bluebells if they are out although they are a little late this year!)

More details and walk instructions here.

Trains: 10am Portsmouth Harbour train from Waterloo arrives Haslemere 11.06 (calls at Woking 10.31). Return trains from Haslemere to Waterloo depart at 17 and 42 minutes past the hour.

Meet on the train or Haslemere station platform.

Monday 27th May - Edenbridge to Chiddingstone Causeway

Take the 9:32 train from London Victoria to Redhill arr: 10:00. Depart Redhill 10:23 arrives Edenbridge* 10.41

*Edenbridge (Kent) - not to be confused with Edenbrige Town station.

This walk makes use of the Hurst Green to Chiddingstone Causeway options PDF for an Edenbridge start to then pick up the CW2 Walk 16 (Hurst Green to Chiddingstone Causeway) at Toy's Hill.

Walk report

Sunday 30th June - Robertsbridge Circular (CW2 20a)

A walk through East Sussex with lunch at Bodiam Castle - choice of NT tea room or the Castle Inn for lunch.

Walk instructions are in the CW2 book.

Catch the 10:23 from London Charing Cross (Waterloo East 10:26, London Bridge 10:31) arrives Robertsbridge 11:40.

Walk report

Saturday 17th August - Tisbury Circular

Take the 9:20 train from London Waterloo (Clapham Junction: 9:27) arrives Tisbury 11:06.

Return trains are xx:01. (Last direct train 21:01)

This is a new walk in development by Thomas. Consequently we will be using the map route. The walk is in a clockwise direction via White Mead Wood, Knoyle Corner, Hindon, and Fonthill Gifford. (The final walk when published may vary from this route.) Intention is to walk in silence until Hindon (10km into the walk). Lunch will be at one of the pubs in Hindon.

PDF map route.

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Walk report


Walk Reports

Sunday 28 April, Kings Sutton Circular

In retrospect possibly not the best choice for a silent walk as for the first 2-3 km or so out of King's Sutton the M40 was quite audible. (I understand that on a "good" day the M40 can be virtually inaudible. Similar to NDW/M20 wind dependency.) Otherwise an enjoyable walk and one which is certainly not short of pubs along the route. Stopped at the Fox, Souldern.

Monday 27 May, Edenbridge to Chiddingstone Causeway

7 walkers of whom 6 were SWC regulars, thus scotching the myth that silent walkers and the rest are mutually exclusive groups. The pleasant new Edenbridge start, through fields, woods and tracks, was approved of by all. At Toys Hill, two tried out a short diversion to a summit viewpoint on the site of the long demolished Weardale Manor, which was recently the site of a ghost hunt. After lunch in the garden of the Fox & Hounds, we came across a village fete on the green at Ide Hill and saw swathes of celandines and bluebells in the woods.

Sunday 30 June, Robertsbridge Circular

5 of us, on this very hot day.

Saturday 17 August, Tisbury Circular

Surprisingly there were just 2 of us on this walk. However a lovely, peaceful and relaxing walk. A good choice for a silent walk; worth repeating next year.