An Informal Walking Group for Walkers aged 40 and over
Organising Walks & Social Events in Surrey, West Sussex & North East Hants

Walking with SWSW

South West Surrey Walkers "SWSW" is an informal group who get together for walks twice monthly. We ask members to organise and guide walks. We do not have professional walk leaders, and each person participating in the walk is responsible for their own safety. New members are welcome but please read our information and guidelines before you join us for a walk X.

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April 2019

Sunday 7th - Ockham Mill and Wisley Airfield

Leader: Paul

Start: 10:00 AM

Our meeting place: The Wrens Nest car park, Wisley (Grid Ref. 065588, Post Code GU23 6QA) or the RHS Wisley Gardens car park opposite (2-3 minutes walk away)

Details: 6.8 Miles: the walk includes the lovely heathland area of Ockham Common, rich in wildlife species, Ockham Mill and Wisley Airfield a former war time airfield.

Lunch: There is an opportunity to take refreshments e.g. Cornish pasties and coffee at the café at Boldermere car park toward the end of the walk after 5.5 miles, alternatively at the end of the walk back at the Wisley RHS café.

Sunday 21st

Leader: John and Lesley

Start: 10:00 AM

Our meeting place: Car park in Shere. For A25 from Newlands Corner, follow Upper St, turn left into London Lane. (just before right turn into Middle St). From Abinger Hammer, follow Gomshall Lane, turn right just after passing Middle St. Car park is 50 m on the right - GU5 9HF.

Details: 6 miles

Lunch: Pub or Cafe in village

May 2019

Sunday 5th - Farley Green and Blackheath

Leader: Roger Smith

Start: 10:00 AM

Our meeting place: Hurtwood Control car park 8 (Roman Temple), Farley Heath Road. From Guildford or Dorking, take A25 to 1 mile SE of Newlands Corner, then turn onto A248 towards Albury. In 1/3 mile, turn left towards Albury Heath. Continue over level crossing and up the hill to Farley Green. Bear right here onto August Lane. Ignore the first car park on the right (Hurtwood 15) and park at the large open car park on the right, half a mile from Farley Green. Grid ref TQ051448. Nearest post code GU5 9EW.

Details: A pleasant 6 mile circuit taking in the villages of Blackheath and Farley Green. Should be some nice views if the weather is fine.

Lunch: To be decided on the day.

Sunday 19th - Discover Downside

Leader: Prem

Start: 10:00 AM

Our meeting place: Hollyhedge Road car park, just off Downside Road, Cobham (postcode KT11 3DQ)

Details: 6 m loop around Chobham countryside. Can get quite muddy if too much rain.

Lunch: Lunch at Medicine Gardens cafe or one of the pubs near by.

June 2019

Sunday 2nd - Chinthurst Hill

Leader: John and Margo

Start: 10:00 AM

Our meeting place: Chinthurst Hill Car Park. (GU4 8HS is nearby). Take the A248 out of Shalford. Turn right by the green 'Borough of Waverly' sign, off the B2128 from Shalford to Shamley Green. This turn is about 300m beyond the left turn to Chilworth. Parking is free.

Details: 5 1/2 miles over farmland and heathland, around Wonersh, and back via the summit of Chinthurst Hill, where good views can be found. Some steep hills!

Lunch: possibly sandwiches or a burger at The Snooty Fox cafe in Shalford. Maybe beer at The Parrot.