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Saturday, 28 July 2018

Saturday Walk: Ockley to Warnham

Book 1 Walk 47
Length: 10.3 miles / 16.5km
Toughness: 3 out of 10

A quiet corner of Surrey - woods, gentle hills and two great pubs

Trains: Take the 9:25 from London Victoria (9:32 Clapham Junction), arriving at Ockley at 10:33.  Return trains from Warnham are at xx18 for the direct service, or at xx39 for return via Horsham.  Note that the last trains are at 18:18 and 18:39.  Buy a day return to Warnham.

Lunch: The Scarlett Arms, Walliswood (01306 627243). 

The tea stop is at the Sussex Oak in Warnham, this has a lovely garden and the puddings are highly recommended - from here it's a 20 minute walk to the station.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this walk -back to SWC classic.

Marcus said...

Many would agree with Anonymous that this is a SWC classic, although the height of summer is not the best time to do it (it's better in early May for its bluebells or l). Amusingly, last week an Anonymous Miseryguts posted a most disparaging comment on this walk - See Comments, Book 1.

Marcus said...

....for its bluebells or late autumn for leaf colour in the woods.) Amusingly, ......

Anonymous said...

This is a shady walk so will give respite from the heat if it continues.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for pointing this out. For those who don’t care swimming - this walk fits the bill perfectly.

Walker said...

Did I hear someone say "about n=15" on this walk?


Anonymous said...

A lovely walk with nice woodland and open fields. The negative comments about this walk really do not do justice to this walk (esp the comment relating to fields with cows - we saw no cows but horses - someone clearly needs a visit to an optician!). About 7-8 ate at Scarlett Arms - pretty basic pub food but chicken burgers got high marks. Most stopped at Sussex Oak for refreshment in Warnham. The fast walkers caught the 4:18 train back to London whilst slow strollers an hour later. Nice a day out in good company. I'd recommend this walk for all seasons but agree that spring (for bluebells) and autumn (for autumn colours) would be particularly wonderful.