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Wednesday, 9 December 2020

Wednesday Walk Wanborough to Godalming - Watts Gallery and Watts Chapel, Compton, and the River Wey

Book 1, Walk 2 - Wanborough to Godalming or Guildford 

Length: 12.9 km (8 miles) to Godalming or go long to Guildford - an extra 4 miles
Toughness: 3 out of 10

London Waterloo:  09-45 hrs     Southwest trains service to Portsmouth Harbour  Clapham Junction 09-52 hrs
Arrive Guildford: 10-24 hrs   Change trains
Leave Guildford: 10-53 hrs   Southwest trains service from Guildford to Farnham
Arrive Wanborough: 10-59 hrs

Godalming to Waterloo: 16-09, 16-25, 16-41, 16-51, 17-11, 17-25, 17-41, 17-51, 18-25 etc
Guildford to Waterloo:  4 fast trains an hour 

Rail ticket: buy a day return to Wanborough plus a single from Godalming to Guildford (for those ending in Godalming)

Please read our Covid rules before coming on today's walk and observe the rules all day

This makes for a nice short(ish) winter's walk to ease ourselves back into SWC walking, without encountering any demanding hills. Those that like a longer walk can opt to continue along the River Wey from Godalming to Guildford - and safe to do in failing light. But the rest of us will be happy with the standard walk today, which offers sights as well as variety. In the morning we arrive at Watts Gallery - its cafe might have reopened - if so, its very good. Otherwise, we continue - after a brief detour to Watts Chapel - to Compton and its pub, the Withies Inn, for those who wish to dine alone or in secure bubbles within Covid rules. It's a very nice pub with comfy dining areas. I leave it to you to book or show up on spec.
Post prandial we head through farmland and more woods before we drop down to the River Wey for a final, relaxing leg beside the river into Godalming. For tea shops etc please refer to the Directions.
Walk Directions are here: L=1.2


Mr M Tiger said...

N=18 in all. The day was W=dry-and-milder-than-yesterday (Hardly warm, mind you). Muddy in places.
3 dined at the Withies, which I’m told was good. Most picnicked near Watts Gallery.
We made it to Godalming fairly early. Say 2.30, with some slowcoaches crawling in as late as 3.

Anonymous said...

N+2 joining later, 4 extended muddy walk on to Guildford, arriving about 4pm

Mr M Tiger said...

The 18 already includes sone late starters but, as it’s Xmas and as the SWC hsurveillance helicopter wasn’t flying on Wednesday, we’ll give you the benefit of the doubt. N=20