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Saturday, 30 July 2016

Saturday Walk 1 - Whyteleafe to Hayes

SWC Walk 38 - Whyteleafe to Hayes
10 miles/16km

By request - this is a walk through some fine countryside close to London, with a great lunchtime pub.

Trains: Take the 10:23 East Grinstead train from London Victoria (East Croydon 10:41), arriving at Upper Warlingham at 10:52.  (It is also possible to start from Whyteleafe station which is very close to Upper Warlingham).  Return from Hayes, xx08/38 to Charing Cross, xx20/50 to Cannon Street.  All stations are within Zone 6 and so covered by Oystercard.

Lunch: The White Bear, Fickleshole (01959 573166), 4.9 miles/7.8km into the walk.  Attractive 16th century pub, good food served all day.

Tea: Sponge Kitchens, 38 Station Approach.  Hayes Cafe, 48 Station Approach.  The New Inn, large Harvester pub/restaurant opposite the station.



Anonymous said...

Java and Chai Tea room, 17 Station Approach Hayes has good reviews and stays open late

Christel said...

I'm in!!!

Christel said...

Because I'm gonna go alone, can you please specify where we have to meet, in Victoria platform station or in Upper Warlingham platform station?
I will print the pdf anyway ;)
Looking forward to it

Walker said...

Meet on the platform at Upper Warlingham platform. The group should be obvious.

Anonymous said...

I guess n=17 including one who missede the train and caught up with us at the lunch pub in Ficleshole (what a terrible name) where food came so quickly for the first few orders that we were a bit suspicious but my salad Nicoise was excellent with a large piece of seared tuna.
The weather was w=cloud-clearing-to-a-little-sunshine-and-then-reverting-to-cloudy-humid-all-day.
Some 'old fashioned looking' fields with long grasses gone to seed with very occasional wild flowers - as though it was a field for cattle or sheep but the animals had all been gone for a long time, even the tree in the middle for shade seem to have recovered and grown branches down.
A lot of the walk is through narrow 'alleys' with quite a bit of bramble growth so thank you to the one person who brought a pair of secateurs to trim the buggers back - one day maybe we will all carry some form of cutting tool, someone suggested a scythe.
More slopes than I expected for a 4 out of 10
About 100 metres beyond the Station at Hayes on the other side of the road is the Java and Chai Tea room which coped wonderfully with the 14 of us who called in for tea and cake - we were all seated at two large tables in the middle and we went up and paid separately and they didn't bat an eyelid. Good selection of teas and homemade cake - I know that it was home made because it wasn't perfect but certainly very nice.
Thsi walk would be good in autumn apparently someone said but I can't remember why
AND some of the blackberies were ripe - that is getting on for 6 weeks earlier than 20 years ago