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Saturday, 3 July 2021

Saturday walk – Haslemere circular

Marley Common and Black Down

Length: 14km (8.7 miles)

Toughness: 5 out of 10 (7 out of 10 if you climb Black Down). 

This is a memorial walk to celebrate the life of Nicholas Albery the creator of Saturday Walkers Club who died twenty years ago. Those who remember Nicholas and those who appreciate this wonderful social invention might like to come along for the walk or join for lunch at the Red Lion in Fernhurst where a table has been reserved. If you plan to lunch at the pub, please email so that the booking can be adjusted to the correct number.

The walk goes through very beautiful countryside. It is mainly National Trust land - mixed woods with blackberries and bluebells and heathlands of bracken, gorse, heather and bilberry, with fine views from Black Down (280 metres/919 feet), the highest point in both Sussex and the South Downs National Park.

Trains:  Catch the 10am from London Waterloo  (Woking 10.25)  arriving Haslemere 10.53. This train does not stop at Clapham Junction but there is a slower train which stops at CJ at 9.52 and gets to Haslemere for 10.50.


Return trains from Haslemere are at xx.02, xx.14 and xx:30. Buy a return to Haslemere.


Lunch: The Red Lion in Fernhurst or picnic on the green.

Tea:  options described in the walk directions.

For COVID contact tracing purposes, please email or register on LWUG  if you intend to come on the walk.   In the event that you develop COVID symptoms in the week following the walk, please email or Your contact details will not be shared with anyone.

For walk directions and map clik here


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