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SWC Free Walk 135, Oxted to Lingfield. 22/4/13.

Around 11 miles today in some fairly blustery conditions down in Surrey. The initial few miles is familiar terrain from another walk, but is well worth seeing again. Soon after, it's fresh scenery across meadows and then on into Staffhurst Wood, a nature reserve and SSI that affords a fine display of bluebells in season, though not today. Lunch can be had in a recommended hostelry at the edge of the wood, or, in this case, in the grounds of the unusually-sited chapel of St Silvan. Thereafter, it's across low-lying meadows and on to an ancient yew tree in the grounds of Crowhurst church. There's some more woodland walking through Ashen Plantation before the path is diverted to cause some confusion around Lingfield Common. All's well that end's well though, and the walker managed to complete yet another very fine walk. (Some wind interference on the audio).

SWC Free Walk 63, Oxted Circular. 4/9/11.

Around 13.2 miles of walking on the Kent/Surrey border through the wooded Greensand Hills. Shortly after leaving Oxted, the walker is soon at Limpsfield Church; thereafter, a number of wooded paths, including The Greensand Way, take the walker into Westerham for lunch. After lunch, the walker ascends Hosey Hill to enter Tower Wood and then on to Chartwell for the return to Oxted. A very pleasant walk despite the variable weather (pretty much all of part 3 in the walking notes could not be filmed due to the rain but this was pretty much inside woodland).

SWC Free Walk 82, Hayes to Knockholt. 16/2/13.

Yet another of those surprisingly rural walks within TFL zones 5 and 6, with this one being 10 miles in north-west Kent. Within five minutes of leaving the suburban Hayes station, the walker is into the countryside on Hayes Common and then into some lovely mixed woodland. Then, it's on past Keston village, joining 'The London Loop' path, through more woods and on to Keston Ponds. 'Wilberforce Oak' is past shortly after, with the village of Downe, coming not long after this. An early lunch is possible here. Pressing on though, the walker passes Darwin's former home, Down House, before crossing fields, and arriving at the high point of the walk (175m), the village of Cudham, where lunch is taken. There's a choice of the recommended pub, where some fine views can be had opposite, or a bench in the local park, as here. Recharged, it's on across some more fields, with distant views of Canary Wharf, before some quiet lane walking to reach Rushmore Hill. A golf course is crossed shortly before reaching the station at Knockholt.

SWC Freewalk 31, Huntingdon Circular. 6/2/11.

At the northern extreme of the Network SE discount card area, this 11.5 mile walk is dominated by water; much of the walk is beside the Great Ouse, and later on, by former gravel pits. Lunch can be had at a choice of pubs in Houghton. The afternoon section crosses water meadows and passes the restored mill at Houghton before passing through a nature reserve at Godmanchester. A very pleasant walk that is pretty much flat throughout. (Wind affected sound).

swcwalks swcwalk 229, Leagrave to Harlington. 2/9/17.

This was another very pleasant 14.4 mile walk in Central Beds and the very North Western corner of Hertfordshire. The initial walking, close to the towers of the Marsh Farm estate and the source of the River Lee, is not so enticing, but after a section along the banks of the Lee, the walker is soon up on the lofty Warden Hill, looking over Luton. Thereafter, this is a walk of great views from fine chalk escarpments and down land, through ancient woodlands, following ancient tracks, like the Icknield Way. There's a visit to a nature reserve, with springs, in the afternoon, prior to some field edge walking to the hill-top village of Harlington. Another excellent day's walking, spoilt only by a rather hazardous crossing of a very busy A6; take care at this point!

Time Out Walks, Book 1, Walk 48, Whitchurch to Andover. 23/1/11.

Around 11.8 miles of walking through the Hampshire countryside.Initially, following the route of a dismantled railway line (think of the walks that could've been done had Beeching not destroyed the rail network!), the walker soon arrives at 'England's most famous trout stream', the River Test. After lunch in Longparish, with its omnipresent thatched cottages, the walk continues beside the Test before passing through Harewood Forest and back into Andover.

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