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(c), Sandling to Dover. 11/3/12.
As the evenings draw out, so does the length of these walks, with this one being around 14 miles ('officially' 13). Setting out from Sandling, the walker is soon ascending Tolsford Hill (181m) on the Elham Valley/Saxon Shore Way. This provides some fine views (on a sunny day) towards the coast. Joining The North Downs Way, there's some fine scenery along the ridge walking towards Peene Country Park. This provides a good spot for a picnic and views down on the Channel Tunnel Terminal,which is surprisingly interesting! Thereafter, the walker continues along The North Downs Way to Capel-le-Ferne (Battery now reopened!), past The Warren on the beach below, various WW2 memorabilia (including the 'Sound Mirror'), past Shakespeare Cliff, the Western Heights and so, into Dover. A very pleasant walk that combines downland and coastal walking, though never really far from the noise of various roads and railways.
Dorking to Reigate. 25/1/19.
This was another very decent shorter walk of around 9 miles. This time at the foot of the Surrey Hills, in the Mole Valley. Starting out from the station at Deepdene, the walker passes the Main station prior to a section of road walking. Arriving in more tranquil surroundings shortly afterwards, the hum of traffic is always present early on. Passing the golf club at Betchworth, there's a pleasant section of walking before arriving at the village of Brockham, with its restored water pump. Lunch is had at St Michael's church, Betchworth (whose lychgate is seen in 'Four Weddings and a Funeral'). What follows is the quietest part of the walk, but, potentially, the wettest. No issues today though. Passing through Skimmington, the walker eventually reaches a section of ridge walking in Reigate Park Hill. Passing the former Priory, it's on back to the station. A good walk that gives the walker a different perspective of Box Hill for a change. Certain sections are heavily eroded by horses and others are suspect to flooding. Alternatives are given in the good instructions, should the latter occur.
Netley to Botley, Part 2. 21/11/10.
Continuing on after lunch along the Eastern side of the Hamble, through the marinas and the mudflats (great for birds!) on to Lower Swanwick. From there, it's back onto the other bank to pass through the fields and woodlands of the council-run Manor Farm, reaching Botley shortly after. (Some wind interference from a chilly Northerly!).
Rye to Hastings. 5/7/10.
Around 15 miles of walking through the East Sussex Countryside. The walk follows the River Brede for lunch at Icklesham before joining the coast at Cliff End. Then it's along the clifftops (where they haven't yet eroded!) of the Hastings Country Park on to Hastings.
Saunderton via West Wycombe Circular.17/1/10.
Ten miles of walking through typical Chilterns' scenery - gentle hills and beechwoods. Optional visits to Hughenden Manor and West Wycombe Caves. (Mobile phone quality).
Tadworth via Headley Heath and Box Hill Circular.16/9/12.
A zone 6 walk in Surrey of around 13 miles and costing the princely sum of £3 return! Starting out from Tadworth station, and with no actual walk instructions to follow, the walker navigates (such skills and a compass definitely needed on this walk! Adds to the excitement...) out of the town and into the open countryside, soon passing under the M25, and then into the village of Headley. Soon after, the walk crosses The National Trust's Headley Heath, a fine mix of heathland, woodland and chalk downland, with some great views. There's an option to climb White Hill, but this wasn't possible today due to the walker getting way-laid by an 'incident' near High Ashurst Outdoor Centre... There's a climb to more fine views from Juniper Top prior to more forest walking for lunch at Box Hill. After lunch, this walker chose to follow the North Downs Way (replicating Box Hill Circular Walk for a while), bypassing Box Hill village, all the way to Buckland Quarry/Hills. Thereafter, it's back over the M25, on to Walton Heath and its golf course before retracing steps over the common at Tadworth and back to the station. A lovely walk on the fringes of London, though taking a little longer to reach than some other zone 6 walks. Surprisingly rural for the location. As it currently stands, this 'map walk' definitely requires navigation skills; the presence of an outdoor centre in the forest is no coincidence...
Yalding to Borough Green.
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