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    Dorking Leith Hill Circular

    Sunday 27th January

    Distance 15 miles, Circular Grade Moderate Start Time 09:30 Host Sarah H Start Location RH4 1TF

    Meeting point: Dorking Station, Station Approach, Dorking RH4 1TF

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Please note the earlier starting time of 9:30 - this is when we start walking. Please bring a packed lunch.

Please also note that there is a car boot sale in the station car park and it's likely to be full. Free parking is available instead next to Dorking Halls and next to St Martin's Church.

From Dorking Station we will head south west through the town and then The Nower. We will then walk south through a fishery, open countryside and woodland before reaching Leith Hill Tower where we will stop for a packed lunch. For those wishing to go up the tower, the highest point in South-East England, please bring £2 for the National Trust entrance fee. After lunch we will head east through the village of Coldhabour, stopping for a drink in the pub, and then north through Holmwood Common back into Dorking.

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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