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Sunday, 13 September 2015

North Downs and Greensand Way

Download Walk 2. Woldingham to Oxted

17.2km (10.7m); toughness 5/10.

Trains: London Victoria 09.53 (Clapham Junction 09.58, East Croydon 10.10) arrive Woldingham 10.26. Return trains from Oxted at xx:28. Buy a day return to Oxted.

This walk is just outside London and is therefore ideal for those who want to get back to the “Great Wen” reasonably early. It combines stretches of the North Downs Way and the Greensand Way and has some impressive views .

Click here for more information about the walk and its pub lunch and tea options. Scroll down the page to find full walk instructions plus maps and click option M for the main walk instructions  unless you want to do one of the shorter options. 


Anonymous said...

Anyone here? Really want to escape the city on sunday :)

Archibald said...

I intend to go.

DGA said...

n=8 w=sunny-and-fine
Rail replacement buses from New Cross Gate southwards let 2 of us down so we started 1 hour after the original 6.
2 others clearly displaying the instructions briskly walked ahead towards the North Downs Way where they disappeared from view so I don't know if they opted for a short option. That's the nature of walking independently as I guess they were: you don't show up in the statistics.
We were so lucky with the weather despite some gloomy forecasts.The going was fairly firm and mud free, so we stopped for a picnic with a fine view towards Godstone and way beyond. We passed the Pub stop (one of my favs) around 2.30. I hope the others enjoyed their fayre earlier!
The Greensand Way took us past some great stretches of water and the whole walk was easily navigable and enjoyable if a little gruelling with lots of ups and downs especially just before the end!
We encountered the others who were just finishing their tea at the cinema cafe on Station Road in order to catch the 4.27 to Victoria, having possibly done a short cut somewhere(?)
The two who opted for the later train were in need of an Irish coffee - actually latte and Baileys! Great way to finish this diamond of a walk on a fab day out.