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    Planes, Trains, Automobiles, Aliens and Countryside around Woking

    Saturday 25th May

    Distance 11 miles, Circular Grade Moderate Start Time 11:00 Host Andrew D Start Location GU21 6BH

    Meeting point: Town side of Woking Station (Use the underpass if you are coming from the car park side)

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Come and see some of the highlights of the countryside around Woking including:-

  • Planes! - We will pass by Fairoaks Airport where a variety of light aircraft and helicopters fly from.
  • Trains! - The walk will start at Woking Station.
  • Automobiles! - Our route also takes us past McLaren's Headquarters and through the park land around it.
  • Aliens! - We will visit the sand pits where The War Of Worlds begins and the alien tripod in Woking centre.
  • Countryside! - The walk begins by travelling through Horsell Common before heading through farmland towards a lunch and pub stop in Chobham. In the afternoon we will return through more beautful countryside and finish the walk by taking a different route through Horsell Common and another pub stop close to the centre of Woking.

Please bring a packed lunch as the pub stop will be for drinks only. Also please check your train route before travelling. There are definitely engineering works between Guildford and Woking and it maybe easier to catch a scheduled bus. If you want to drive there is a cheap station car park on Oriental Road at this link.

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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