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    The Clandons, North Downs Way and Lovelace Bridges

    Saturday 16th February

    Distance 13 miles, Circular Grade Moderate Start Time 11:00 Host Andrew Start Location GU4 7TN

    Meeting point: Clandon Station, GU4 7TE

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Join us for a walk that takes in both of the Clandons, along with parts of the North Downs Way and a few bridges. The walk begins at Clandon Station and heads towards West Clandon village before leading gradually uphill where we will meet up with the North Downs Way. The walk then follows the North Downs Way until we come to a viewpoint where we will have lunch. In the afternoon the walk leads North and enters Effingham Forest where Lord Lovelace built a series of bridges to help with forestry. As an aside; Lord Lovelace was the husband of Ada Lovelace, the first computer programmer, who in turn was the daughter of Lord Byron.

After having a look at a few of these bridges we will return to open countryside and head downhill toward the village of East Clandon where we will stop at the pub for a drink. Once we are refreshed the walk will cross Clandon Regis golf course before returning to West Clandon and Clandon station.

Please bring a packed lunch as the pub stop will be for drinks only.

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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