Book 1, Walk 47 - Ockley to Warnham
Length: 16.5 km (10.3 miles)
Toughness: 3 out of 10
hrs (Horsham train). CJ 10-38, Sutton 10-59
to Victoria: Direct trains at 16-08; 17-11; 17-38; 18-08 and 18-37 hrs
Return via Horsham: 16-41; 17-34; 18-03 and 18-36 hrs Rail ticket
: buy a day return to Warnham (although a day return to Horsham all routes permitted
gives you the option of returning also via Horsham)
If you went on the recent Holmwood to Gomshall walk and enjoyed the woods and leaf colour, then you should find today's walk just as nice if not better - with the benefit of none of the ups and downs on the Holmwood walk.
In winter today's walk can be muddy but, fingers crossed, it should be fine today, with the last of leaf colour in the woods adding to your enjoyment.
Lunch is at the Scarlett Arms
in Walliswood (please 'phone ahead with numbers ) and is usually very good. Your e.t.a is 13-30 hrs. The afternoon leg takes two and a quarter hours so to arrive at the pub tea stop in daylight try to leave the Scarlett Arms by latest 14-45 hrs. The walk along roads and a lane from the tea pub to Warnham station takes at least 20 minutes, so do leave plenty of time for your selected train. If Southern Rail oblige and run trains today on time without random cancellation, you should return to London having enjoyed a lovely, undemanding rural walk.
Directions here L=1.47
Next Week, Wednesday 16 November - Book 1, Walk 45 - Princes Risborough to Great Missenden. A lovely, late autumn outing in the Chilterns.