Saturday 21st October
10 miles, Circular Moderate 10:30 Holly and Charles RH4 1TZ
Meeting point: Dorking Main Station
We start the morning by walking straight through the largest vineyard in the south east, though to the small village of Westhumble. We continue up over Norbury Park to Fetcham Downs before turning east across the top of the ridge. The walk drops down into the small village of Mickleham where we will be stopping for a packed lunch and a drink stop in the pub.
After lunch in the afternoon we climb up to Mickleham Downs, past Juniper Hall, then up the northwest face of Box Hill. We will stop at the top to take in the view before descending down to Pixham.
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.
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.
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.