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Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Wednesday Walk - Woods and Rural Delights between Surrey and West Sussex

Book 1, Walk 47 - Ockley to Warnham

Length: 16.5 km (10.3 miles)
Toughness: 3 out of 10

London Victoria: 10-31 hrs (Horsham train). CJ 10-38, Sutton 10-59
Arrive Ockley: 11-36 hrs

Return: Warnham to Victoria: Direct trains at 16-08; 17-11; 17-38; 18-08 and 18-37 hrs
Return via Horsham: 16-41; 17-34; 18-03 and 18-36 hrs

Rail ticket: buy a day return to Warnham (although a day return to Horsham  all routes permitted gives you the option of returning also via Horsham)

If you went on the recent Holmwood to Gomshall walk and enjoyed the woods and leaf colour, then you should find today's walk just as nice if not better - with the benefit of none of the ups and downs on the Holmwood walk.

In winter today's walk can be muddy but, fingers crossed, it should be fine today, with the last of leaf colour in the woods adding to your enjoyment.

Lunch is at the Scarlett Arms in Walliswood (please 'phone ahead with numbers ) and is usually very good. Your e.t.a is 13-30 hrs. The afternoon leg takes two and a quarter hours so to arrive at the pub tea stop in daylight try to leave the Scarlett Arms by latest 14-45 hrs. The walk along roads and a lane from the tea pub to Warnham station takes at least 20 minutes, so do leave plenty of time for your selected train. If Southern Rail oblige and run trains today on time without random cancellation, you should return to London having enjoyed a lovely, undemanding rural walk.
Recommended.
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Directions here  L=1.47

Next Week, Wednesday 16 November - Book 1, Walk 45 - Princes Risborough to Great Missenden. A lovely, late autumn outing in the Chilterns.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I did this walk in the summer. Around point 20, the footpath seems to have changed (or else I missed it). I see someone else has since put a note that you have no choice but to use a stile in the corner, squeezing past an abandoned trailer to get to it.

Anonymous said...

Sounds delightful especially if Marcus is leading it.jfk.

i need to ask you if i can post a new walk in development from Amberley probably in the spring now jane

Marcus said...


Thanks Jane. We will be very happy to post your new Amberley walk in the Spring.

As I will be book-checking the Ockley walk tomorrow I will be on the train one hour ahead of the SWC group. I expect you will catch me up late in the morning leg or at the Scarlett Arms.

Anonymous said...

N=6
W=grey-sunny-cold
A classic SWC walk, saw 5 regulars on the scheduled train catch up with "M", our guide and mentor, at Sutton, whose attempt to do a walk-check ahead of the group, was thwarted, having been chucked off the earlier train by our Nemesis, Southern Rail. A fast pace to lunch, in surprisingly good weather with lots of sun to highlight the autumn colours and leaf fall underfoot. Not that muddy, despite overnight rain. All lunched well at The Scarlett Arms. Much pheasant consumed. Onward to the Sussex Oak for tea, the second great pub of the day. A short walk after dark to the station rounding off a great day. Sorry to those who stayed abed due to the dreary forecast which turned out to be........plain wrong.