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Thursday, 13 September 2018

Thursday Evening Sunset Walk to Boxhill

Book 1: Walk 49  -- A Boxhill Circular Sunset Special T=1.49
Distance:          7.1 miles or 11.5 km for those more metrically minded
Difficulty:         6 out of 10
Train:                17:24 Dorking train from London Waterloo, arriving Boxhill at 18:09
Return:             Trains from Boxhill are at 21:40, 22:19; and 23:02

I would call this a “transitional shoulder-season” evening walk…starting in daylight, enjoying the sunset from Boxhill followed by a meal in Mickleham and finishing (a short distance) in the dark along a valley path…More information about the route can be found here

Ps: You may want to bring a head torch....


Sandy said...

Hi Stargazer, we talked about this but sadly I've got a work do and won't be able to make it. I'm disappointed as I'm sure it will be fun

Stargazer said...

Much to my very pleasant surprise, n=8 assembled on the platform at Boxhill for this slightly unusual evening walk under w=clear-skies-with-some-cloud-for-perfect-sunset-conditions. For a change the weather actually cooperated with the hoped for atmospheric conditions and we were rewarded with a lovely sunset from the top of Boxhill and during the descent from Juniper Top. We arrived at the King William the 4th just as real darkness descended where pretty much all enjoyed a very tasty meal before setting off about 21:00 for the final stretch back to Boxhill in the dark. It was an atmospheric journey contouring the base of a hill in and out of woods....with some nice star sightings (including Mars) and some owls hooting...Arrived back in Boxhill about 22:00 just as a train was pulling -- we hopped aboard to see where it would take us...