Saturday 13th October
Meeting point: Chilworth Station
A 7 mile circular afternoon walk from Chilworth that combines the remnants of former gunpowder mills with a hilltop chapel. We will also pass Shalford Mill and follow a short stretch of both the River Wey and North Downs Way. The walk is generally fairly flat, but there is an ascent to and steep descent from St Martha's hill towards the end. Please note there is no lunch stop. Drinks at the end in the Percy Arms back at Chilworth.
Note that there is no station car park and drivers should park on the main road or other local roads where there are no yellow lines.
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.