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    A New Year in Shere

    Sunday 6th January

    Distance 8 miles, Circular Grade Leisurely Start Time 10:30 Host Paul Day Start Location GU5 9BT

    Meeting point: Shere Recreation Ground Car Park behind the Village Hall

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We start walking at 10.30am - please arrive in good time. Please bring a packed lunch.

Join us to see in the New Year (only a couple of weeks late) and take care of those resolutions! The walk will take us along stretches of beautiful ancient lanes which criss-cross this area of the Surrey Hills. We will be stopping for a packed lunch just outside Peaslake before heading back to Shere and retiring to a local pub, or possibly the Dabbling Duck cafe if there's room.


We will be meeting at the car park behind the village hall - the entrance is in Upper Street, just to the west of the junction with middle street. You will see 2 driveways next to each other - take the right-hand one which looks into a field, and go right again into the car park.

Due to this walk being our first leisurely walk of the year, we've historically had high attendance. If you can't find a space, turn left out of the car park, keep going east along Gomshall Lane and look for the Shere Surgery and Dispensary on the right. Their car park is free to use on Sundays.

Also please car share if you're able to. We'll be departing at 10:30 so please arrive in good time in case you need to walk from the surgery car park.

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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