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    Holmbury Hill and Pitch Hill from Friday Street

    Saturday 17th February

    Distance 10.5 miles, Circular Grade Moderate Start Time 11:00 Host Andrew Start Time RH5 6JR

    Meeting point: Friday Street car park, RH6 6JR


Join us as we climb two of Surrey's most famous hills and explore the woods and paths around Holmbury St. Mary and Friday Street.

The walk will start at the Friday Street car park and will begin by heading across Abinger Common towards Holmbury St. Mary. From there we will enter the Hurt Wood and climb up towards Holmbury Hill. Once we reach the top we will stop for lunch and (hopefully) enjoy some great views towards the South Downs. In the afternoon we will continue along the Greensand Way, descending back to Holmbury St. Mary before gradually climbing up to Leith Hill and its magnificant tower. Following that we will visit the village of Coldharbour and its pub before beginning the final leg of the walk. This will pass by Crockers Farm and Tankard Pond before heading West and returning to Friday Street.

Please bring a packed lunch as we will not be stopping at the pub for food. Also be aware that the final junction before the car park is very sharp and quite easy to overshoot.

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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