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Saturday, 3 November 2018

Liphook to Haslemere

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Length: 15km (9m)
Toughness: 5 / 10
Transport: Take the 9:45 from London Waterloo to arrive at Liphook at 10:55.

This walk is posted in total defiance of the RMT union strike this Saturday. SWR gave me the suggested train connection. The 9:00 train is not running. There is only an hourly slow service and I figure that 8:45 will be too early for most.

The area around Haslemere is blessed with beautiful woodlands and maybe we will just about catch the final stages of autumn colours. There is an option to extend the afternoon section by switching to the more vigorous Haslemere Circular walk going via Black Down and optionally Temple of the Winds.

3 comments:

Rolf said...

Dirk,
Do you advocate "defiance" of a trade union or a profiting rail franchise? If it's the former, you might want to consider sharing your views elsewhere, such as in the tory party!!!! I thank you for posting the walk, but not your views!
Happy walking! Rolf

Anonymous said...

All together now......”Oh Jeremy, Jeremy..........Oh Jeremy, Jeremy”

Anonymous said...

This was a most enjoyable walk with no mud, yes, NO mud on Haslemere walk. N=15, one came on a later train after missed the scheduled one due to local rail strike then walked and hitch hiked to the lunch pub. W=sunny_all_day. Red Lion served very good lunch, more vegatarian options than most pubs. At the lunch, one suggested an alternative 'backstop' route via Temple of the Winds for the afternoon. Heated discussions followed on which route offered the best deal until the deciding moment when one walker authoritively confirmed the 'backstop' offered fantastic views and would be particularly beautiful in the sunshine. The group was immediately divided 50:50, 7 went for the 'backstop' option, and 7 followed the original plan, perhaps a less rewarding 'deal' as the purity of the original plan was paramount. One decided to carry on with his photography, probably went over the 'cliff edge', not been seen again. Two groups met at Hemingways for tea and cake, each claiming victory... We put our differences aside, happily caught 5:13pm train together back to London. A grand day out, thanks Dirk for posting this.