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    Queen Elizabeth Country Walk

    Saturday 8th July

    Distance 19 miles, Circular Grade Moderate Start Time 11:00 Host Holly Start Time PO8 0QE

    Meeting point: Queen Elizabeth Country Park car park

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Starting though the country park, we join the Staunton Way though the pretty village of Chalton heading south and merging with Sussex Boarder Path into the village of Rowland Castle. After leaving the east hampshire village having finished our packed lunch, we join the Monarch's Way, walking along the ridge of Stansted Forest before turning north up the Watergate Hanger.

Stopping for a drink at the pub in West Marden, we continue heading north up and around Compton Down. We walk with the view over to Uppark House as we climb up to West Harting Down to the South Downs ridge with views over to South Harting to the east and Buriton to the west. We walk along the ridge back to the country park.

Our walk gradings

  • E


    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.

  • L


    Leisurely Walks are for reasonably fit people with at least a little country walking experience. May include unsurfaced rural paths.

  • M


    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.

  • S


    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.

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About our walks

Non-members are welcome to join us for 3 "trial" walks before deciding to join us. You don't need to book in advance - just turn up on the day.

All our walks are graded to give you an idea of what each one will be like. If you're unsure of your fitness level, try a short, easy walk first. It's better to find a walk too easy than to make yourself miserable and exhausted.

Please remember

  • Bring appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather conditions.
  • Bring something to drink, even if the walk has a pub stop. On most full day walks you'll need to bring a picnic lunch. The walk details will show this.
  • If you wish to bring your dog on a walk, you must ask the walk leader in advance as some walks are not suitable for dogs.
  • Please arrive early so that the walk can start on time. We'll wait up to 10 minutes if you let us know you've been delayed en-route.

All our walks are led by SYW members. Please follow their instructions, don't walk ahead of them, and let them know if you decide to leave the walk before the end.

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