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Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Wednesday Walk - Marley Common & Black Down: Haslemere Circular

Length: 14.2 km (8.8 mi) [incl. detour to the Temple of the Winds]
Ascent/Descent: 370 m; Net Walking Time: ca. 4 ¼ hours
Toughness:  4 out of 10

Take the 10.30 Portsmouth Harbour train from Waterloo (Woking 10.55), arriving Haslemere at 11.20. From Clapham J take the 10.22 Haslemere train, arrives 11.17.
Return trains: four per hour, the fast ones are on xx.02 and xx.15.

This has not been posted on a Wednesday for 2 1/2 years, and then there was no walk report, so presumably no walkers showed up...
This very short walk routes through some very beautiful countryside, mainly National Trust land - mixed woods with heathlands of bracken, gorse, heather and bilberry, with some exceptionally fine views from Black Down, at 280 metres the highest point in both Sussex and the South Downs National Park. A detour to the Temple of the Winds, a spectacular viewpoint, is recommended.

Lunch: The Red Lion in Fernhurst (5.8 km/3.6 mi, food to 15.00).
Tea: Darnleys on High Street (open to 17.30); for alternative options see webpage.
For walk directions, map, height profile, photos , video and gpx/kml files click here.  T=1.22   


Marcus said...

Hopefully this walk stands a chance of meeting Marion's strict criteria for a suitable choice for a mid-week walk.

Marion said...

Thank you Marcus and will hopefully restore the popularity of our mid-week walks to our regulars. Lets hope for some good weather.

Anonymous said...

But, has it got bluebells?

Marion said...

12 off the train plus 2 arriving by car. Two newcomers- all the rest were our regulars and agreed on a great choice of walk in cloudy but later sunshine and good views in the afternoon. Excellent pub lunch enjoyed by 8 of us and all but one sandwich eater joined us in the pub so we all kept together. 5 did the shorter walk and all met up in Hemingways for delicious cakes and tea.

Lovely hilly walk with no problems with route finding and plenty of delightful group synergy and conversation enjoyed by all. Several comments made reference length of walks suggesting that the winter solstice of early sunsets will ensure shorter walks and an early return to London for those with evening commitments to attend.

I rest my case!

Sad to hear that Pete B has serious health issues as does our lunch monitor P. Wishing them both a speedy recovery

Anonymous said...

N=14 w=cloudy-then-sunny