Backup Only

This Week's Walks - Archive

Please see the Saturday Walker's Club This Week's Walks page.

This is an archive of walks done by the Saturday Walker's Club. You should only need to use this page if the SWC website is down.

Blog Archive

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Wednesday Walk - Liphook to Haslemere

Book 1 Walk 6 – Liphook to Haslemere

Length: 15.0 km (9.3 mi)
Ascent/Descent:  378 m; Net Walking Time: ca. 4 hours
Toughness:  4 out of 10 
Take the 10.00 Portsmouth Harbour train from Waterloo, (not stopping CJ), change at Haslemere onto the 09.45 stopping service (09.52 CJ) to Portsmouth & Southsea, arriving Liphook at 11.00.
Return trains from Haslemere are on xx.02 (last at 21.02), xx.15, xx.32 (last at 21.32) and xx.39 (last at 19.39), journey time from 49 to 66 mins.

This walk has plenty of relatively mild uphill and downhill sections and routes almost entirely through full-grown mixed woods - mainly oak, beech and chestnut trees. After passing Shulbrede Priory in the middle of the woods, you come to the pub and church by the village green in Fernhurst. In the afternoon, you cross streams in the forest before passing through Valewood Park and up into Haslemere, a town surrounded by beautiful countryside.

Lunch is in Fernhurst  (8.5 km/5.3 mi) at The Red Lion (food to 15.00).
For tea there’s lots of choice in Haslemere.
For walk directions, map, height profile, and gpx/kml files click here.

Next Week: Book 2 Walk 1 - Wendover Circular; 20.2 km; 7/10 rating.


Unknown said...

I am doing the walk Tomorrow. So I will see you there.

Walker said...

n=9 on this walk. Was it w=cloudy-or-sunny-or-rainy? All three at times. Having done this walk previously in its old book one slot of February, it was a revelation to see it "with its clothes on", so to speak - lush foliage and DRY paths (in winter it is a mudbath). I barely recognised it.

One advantage of midweek walks is that lunch pubs that are busy at the weekend are only half full. Someone forgot to tell the Red Lion this, but they kindly shoehorned four of us into an inside table, while three of us took advantage of a nice period of sunny weather to eat outside. Food was a while coming - we were warned - but with portions enough to sink a battleship.

A pleasant afternoon walk to Haslemere and tea at Darnleys with its mouth-watering cakes. It now seems to be run by Eastern Europeans - not that there is anything wrong with that: they are very welcome - but otherwise is unchanged. In keeping with midweek walk tradition we then got a train (the 4.37?) timed to get us back to Waterloo just at the peak of the rush hour.