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    Peaslake and Surrey Hills Loop

    Saturday 14th April

    Distance 12.3 miles, Circular Grade Moderate Start Time 10:30 Host Pete G Start Time GU5 9ER

    Meeting point: Hurtwood Car Park 8 (Roman Temple)


Starting from Hurtwood Control Car Park 8, we head south-west through Farley Heath and past some privately owned areas of woodland, before turning south-east and beginning the ascent. Passing several farms, we join the Greensand Way and traverse Reynards Hill, Winterfold Hill and Pitch Hill. The route continues through the Duke of Kent School before arriving at Holmbury Hill. Turning north into Hurt Wood we will stop in Peaslake for a drink in the pub, before heading west through the peaceful Winterfold Forest and completing the loop by heading north-west to the car park.

For those travelling south along Farley Heath road, be sure to aim for Hurtwood Car Park 8 (Roman Temple), rather than the preceding and smaller Hurtwood Car Park 15 (Farley Glade). Car park 8 is not well signposted on the road.

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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