Saturday 26th May
9 miles, Figure of 8 Leisurely 10:30 Philip GU5 9HF
Meeting point: Shere recreation ground car park
Join us for a leisurely walk through the picturesque Surrey hills starting and ending at the quaint village of Shere. The first part of the walk is 4 miles starting with a climb up to the North Downs Way. We then circle back down to Shere for lunch where there are options for a pub lunch, a cafe lunch or a picnic beside the river. After lunch we walk another 5 miles on mainly level ground through woodland, farms and villages before returning once again to delightful Shere for a final pub stop and a well deserved drink. Note that the car park is free but can get busy at weekends. There is also free on street parking on Gomshall Lane if the car park is full.
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.