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Sunday, 24 September 2017

A Mole Stroll

Dorking to Reigate SWC Walk 16
7.8miles 12.5 km
Difficulty 3/10
This walk part-follows the Greensand Way and the River Mole through the picturesque villages of Brockham, Betchworth and Skimmington. The church in Betchworth dates from 1080. More importantly, it was used as a location in Four Weddings and a Funeral. There's bit of a climb near the end of the walk, then down you go, down, down, down, to the grounds of Reigate Priory.
Trains: Get the 10:10 Dorking Train from Victoria (Clapham Jct 1018) arr. Dorking Main 1109.
Return at xx:29 from Reigate (direction Gatwick Airport) changing at Redhill for Victoria.
A return to "Dorking stations" covers.
The suggested pub is the Dolphin Inn  in Betchworth  01737 842288 phoning advised.
The Royal Oak in Brockham is an earlier choice, the Skimmington Castle on Reigate Heath a later one.
First up, there's a cafe in Priory Park.
The Vintage Tea House (now the Tea House ) 17 Church Street  01737 226561 is "open 7 days a week closed Sundays" according to their website. If they are closed, the nearby Cafe Rouge at 1 Church Street 01737 223700 is open all day.
There will be other places too.
Directions here


Ian T said...

N=7 6 off the train and a. n. other. Weather was W=warm-sunny-dry It was, however, raining acorns, conkers and chestnuts. Just as well we don’t get coconuts here. Dry underfoot.
Some ate at the Dolphin. Seemed ok.
Yours truly went slightly adrift in the afternoon – did a hard right instead of a bear right. Took a while to get back on track. I’d like to blame the directions but it was the bear’s fault.
The Tea House is indeed shut on Sundays but a note suggests that this may just be temporary for this summer.

Chris L said...

Although we didn't sample its wares on this occasion, an attractive option for tea looks to be Monty Bojangles at 57 High Street, Reigate, It has the usual range of teas, coffees and cakes, and specialises in all things chocolaty. Open till 6pm weekdays, 5:30pm Saturdays and 4:30pm Sundays and bank holidays.