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    Puttenham and the Welcome Woods (joint walk with SABRE)

    Sunday 2nd June

    Distance 12 miles, Figure of 8 Grade Leisurely Start Time 10:15 Host Philip H Start Location GU3 1BE

    Meeting point: Puttenham Common Top Car Park off Suffield Lane (mind the pot holes!)

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This is a wonderful woodland walk which includes beautiful views across the Surrey hills, small villages and a picturesque lake.  Setting off from the large car park we follow trails across Puttenham Common and through Binton and Britty woods.  After about 8 miles we find ourselves back at the start for a picnic lunch where there are benches with stunning views over the rolling Surrey hills.  The shorter afternoon circuit is about 4 miles taking us through the village of Puttenham where we stop for drinks at The Good Intent pub.  We complete the smaller loop back to the start again crossing fields and through more woodland.

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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