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    Gatton Park and Reigate Hill

    Saturday 20th May


    Distance 9 miles, Circular Grade Moderate Start Time 10:30 Host Richard P Start Time RH2 0BD

    Meeting point: Reigate Station north entrance (non-Homebase side)

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Details

Starting from Reigate Station, we head up towards Reigate Hill and do a loop of Gatton Park. We then pass Reigate Fort before stopping for lunch at the Inglis Memorial which has a fine view across to the south. We then continue across Colley Hill before a fairly sharp descent, and on to Reigate Heath, where we will stop for a drink at the Skimmington Castle, and then go back through the Priory Park into Reigate.

 

There are two brief steep ascents/descents, but all flat apart from those. If it's been raining recently, there will probably be some muddy bits.

 

Please bring a packed lunch. Alternatively, there is a Co-op across the road from the station, and a snack/toilet stop shortly before our lunch stop.

 

The best place to park in Reigate is Alma Road to the north of the station, and the residential roads going off it. On Saturday this area is free to park, and usually pretty deserted.

 

Alternatively, park at Dorking (about £3/4 all day) which usually has a good number of spaces, and get the 10.11 or 10.26 from Dorking Deepdene to Reigate. I'll wait for the second one to arrive before setting off.


Our walk gradings

  • E

    Easy

    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

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

  • M

    Moderate

    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

    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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