Saturday 8th September
9.5 miles, Circular Leisurely 10:45 Philip
Meeting point: Cobham Station - parking charges apply. The train from Waterloo and Surbiton arrives at 10.41am.
Experience the very best of Cobham and its surrounding countryside on Heritage Day when there will be plenty of stalls dotted around the village to hopefully snap up a quick bargain or two. Tucked away just behind the village is Painshill Park described as one of the finest 18th century landscape parks in Europe. To celebrate Heritage Day there is free entry for everyone and we shall explore the park’s various follies together with its dramatic landscape including its famous crystal grotto. There will be a pub stop for drinks only towards the end of the walk but please bring a packed lunch to eat around the lake at Painshill. A camera too might also come in handy for this walk.
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.
Leisurely Walks are for reasonably fit people with at least a little country walking experience. May include unsurfaced rural paths.
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.
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.
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.
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.