Sunday 20th August
14 miles, Linear Leisurely 10:30 Debbie GU21 6BE
Meeting point: Woking Rail Station (Town Centre Exit)
We will meet at Woking Rail station (Town Centre exit - via platform 1) From there we will walk to the Basingstoke Canal. We will follow the Basingstoke Canal east through Sheerwater and Byfleet until we reach its end.
From there, we will travel North along the Wey Navigations. Look out for dragonflies and butterflies as we walk along. There is a pub stop (drinks only) on the way to Weybridge. We will stop for lunch in the Weybridge area. Please bring a packed lunch.
At Weybridge we will leave the Wey Navigations at Town Lock, and will travel to the River Thames. We will follow the Thames on its route through Walton and Sunbury until we reach Hampton Court.
At Hampton Court there are trains back to Woking (via Surbiton), and those who would like to can join me for a drink - probably at the Prince of Wales but I'm open to suggestions. Anyone who wants to peel off and have a look around the palace grounds at this point is welcome to do so (but do let me know before you leave).
As always - if it's sunny please bring sun cream, insect repellent and plenty of water. The path is well maintained and is not usually muddy but bear in mind that it could get muddy if it has been raining on or near the day of the walk.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
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.