We are always keen to meet new members! Some of our walks are especially good for new members (look out for shorter and less strenuous ones), but everyone is welcome to come along on any of our walks or social events.
Saturday 21st July
13 miles, Linear Moderate 10:30 SveaA pretty walk via a nice mixture of river valley, forest tracks and grand countryhouses. Following the North Downs Way, the walk starts along the River Wey and passes the ruins of Waverley Abbey. We will stop at The Donkey for a pre-lunch drink before continuing on sandy bridleways through woodla...
Sunday 22nd July
9 miles, Circular Moderate 11:10 Sarah HA circular walk to the north of Haslemere taking in Polecat Valley, The Devil's Punch Bowl, Gibbet Hill and Grayswood. We will be stopping for a packed lunch at The Devil's Punch Bowl and a drink at The Wheatsheaf Inn in Grayswood. Following the walk we will be going for a drink at The Station Ho...
Monday 23rd July
KatherineEvery couple of months the commitee for SYW gathers in a pub and discusses happenings within the club. We would like to open these evenings out to all members - if you fancy having a drink and maybe a bite to eat on a Monday evening, please do come along. ...
Wednesday 25th July
5 miles, Circular Leisurely 19:00 ElaineThis is a 5 mile circular walk in the village of Ripley. A leisurely walk taking in Papercourt Reservoir, open fields and a short stretch of the River Wey Navigations. ...
Sunday 5th August
approx 14 miles, Circular Moderate 10:40 Sarah HThe Lovelace Bridges were built during the 1860s commissioned by The 1st Earl of Lovelace who owned Horsley Towers and much of the surrounding countryside. The route loops through the area taking in the bridges that are on public view as well as Effingham Forest, The Sheepleas and the villages of...
Sunday 19th August
11 miles, Circular Moderate 10:30 BrianThis walk heads north from The Devils Punch Bowl, taking in Whitmoor Vale and Ludshott Common, before passing the Waggoners Wells series of lakes. The route is predominantly through woods and heathland. We will be stopping...
Saturday 25th August
19 miles, Circular Strenuous 10:00 PaulTo help find the car park, just to the north on the B2188 is the Ashdown Forest Riding Centre and to the south is the Sussex Police Training Centre. If this car park is full there are another 5 within a few minutes. The walk heads north on the Vanguard Way up to Gils Lap, then down t...
Saturday 1st September
18.5 miles, Circular Strenuous 10:00 PaulWe start in the village of Kingsclere and head south over Freemantle Park Down, onto the Wayfarer’s Walk and across open countryside into North Oakley. From here we continue heading south on the Wayfarer’s Walk stopping for a picnic lunch before heading into Oakley f...
Saturday 6th October
14 miles, Circular Moderate 11:00 HollyStarting in the pretty country town of Lewes, join us as we follow the River down stream on the toepath to the village of Rodmell home to Monk House, lived in ...
Saturday 6th October
18:00 HollyJoin us at the station as we arrive back in Lewes at the day's walk over the South Downs, it's a great way to catch up with old and new friends as we will walk into town for the pub night. We will be eating dinner and spending the evening at Pelham Arms (High Street, Lewe...
Easy Walks are for anyone who does not have a mobility difficulty, a specific health problem or is seriously unfit. Suitable for pushchairs if they can be lifted over occasional obstructions. Comfortable shoes or trainers can be worn.
Leisurely Walks are for reasonably fit people with at least a little country walking experience. May include unsurfaced rural paths.
Moderate Walks are for people with country walking experience and a good level of fitness. May include some steep paths and open country, and may be at a brisk pace. Walking boots and warm waterproof clothing are highly recommended.
Strenuous Walks are for experienced country walkers with an above average fitness level. May include hills and rought country, and may be at a brisk pace. Walking boots and warm waterproof clothing are essential. People in doubt about their fitness are advised to contact the walk leader in advance.
Why not lead your own! All our walks are lead by our group members. Any SYW member can lead a walk - you don't need any special training or qualifications. It is easy, fun and rewarding.