Saturday 13th October
11.5 miles, Circular Strenuous 11:00 Matthew Fowler GU30 7DN
Meeting point: Liphook train station
Starting at the station we will head for Stanley Common and head through Lynchmere to climb up towards Marley Heights and then descend down to Fernhurst for lunch in the park next to our pub stop, The Red Lion. (There are two other spots for lunch if you want it earlier.)
We will then pass through a farm (with 5 stiles in a row but no more after that) and cross the road to another farm and then into the forest. Once through we approach our final obstacle, Iron Hill, which will be tricky so we will take our time.
At the top, it's smooth back down to the bottom of Stanley Common where we started and back to the station. Once we finish you can either head home or join me for drinks and (maybe) dinner at the Royal Anchor pub.
Please bring a packed lunch, plenty of water and appropriate footwear, along with waterproofs in case the weather changes (hopefully not). The station parking fee is £2.70 for all day but you can also use parking apps like RingGo.
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.