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Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Mid-week Day Walk - Dorking to Reigate

Dorking to Reigate

Greensand Way

Book 3* Walk 16

* online only
Length: 13 Km or 8 miles
Toughness: 3 out of 10

Getting there: Catch the 10:01 am train from London Victoria (currently advertised as departing platform 11) to Dorking (main)

Calling Stations:
  1. Clapham Junction dep 10:07 am
  2. Sutton  dep 10:28 am

Meeting point: Dorking (Main) Station at 10:50 am

Tickets:  Buy a Cheap Day Return to Dorking which should be valid for the return journey from Reigate.

Brief Description: This mainly level walk follows the river Mole upstream from the foot of Box Hill through the picturesque villages of Brockham, Betchworth and Skimmington, ending in the grounds of Reigate Priory. Part of the route follows the Greensand Way long-distance footpath along the sandstone rock stratum that separates the chalk downland of the North Downs from the more varied soils of the Low Weald.
The walk doesn't exactly follow the Greensand Way - take an OS map if you wish to do that as the way-marking isn't perfect.

You may find full details here

Suggested Lunch and Tea stops

The suggested lunchtime pub is the Dolphin Inn in Betchworth, which offers good home-cooked food. It serves lunch from noon to 2.30pm Mon-Sat, 5pm Sun. Large groups are advised to phone ahead and book (01737-842288). Earlier in the walk you pass the Royal Oak in Brockham (01737-843241), and later the Skimmington Castle (01737-243100) on Reigate Heath. The suggested tea place is the Vintage Tea House (01737-226561), 17 Church Street Reigate. There are many alternatives, including Café Rouge at 1 Church Street and the café in Priory Park on the way into the town.

Explorer Map 146


Return train times from Reigate:
Depart from platform 1 and arrive into London Victoria calling at East Croydon and Clapham Junction.
Train departure times are at:
16:14
16:38 *
17:12
17:34 *
17:44
18:14

* Change at Redhill (I know, too much information!)



1 comment:

Marion said...

I intend walk checking this as I'm leading it for the Forest Ramblers on 30 July. Any help would be gratefully received as I don't intend it to be a route march and need to time it for lunch arrival at the Betchworth pub Dolphin Arms. Food is highly recommended.