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    Haslemere & Blackdown Circular

    Sunday 5th May

    Distance 9 miles, Circular Grade Moderate Start Time 11:00 Host Richard H Start Location GU27 2PD

    Meeting point: Main entrance to Haslemere Railway station

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Note: due to train times we will set off to allow for those on the 11:06 arrival from Waterloo.
Moderate paced and varied 9 mile walk
Easy start along farm tracks, through light woodland before a steady ascent towards the summit of Blackdown (the highest point in West Sussex and former home of the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson). Visit the Temple of the winds viewpoint for views of the South Downs before dropping down to the village Fernhurst for a pub stop and returning to Haslemere.
Picnic lunch; additional pub option in Haslemere after the walk.
About 4-5 hours walking.
Meet at Haslemere station at 11 am.
Train: Waterloo 10.05 (Guildford 10.48) arrives 11.06am
Parking at Haslemere station £2

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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