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Saturday, 10 November 2018

Saturday Walk Guildford Circular via Chantries Hill

Guildford Circular via Chantries Hill swc.57

Length: 12.6 miles (20.6km) (option to finish in Shalford 10.9 miles 17.2km)
Difficulty: 4 out of 10

The RMT strike planned for the 10th has been cancelled, so a chance of a Waterloo based walk. The walk promises autumn leaf colour and not much in the way of mud. There should be enough time to finish this walk, but perhaps bring a torch. In any case, the option to take the shortcut is around a couple of miles from the end. The directions were updated in January.


Trains: Get the 0915 Haslemere train from Waterloo (Clapham 0922) arriving Guildford at 0951.
Return trains from Guildford are frequent, but beware of the slow trains taking twice as long. Trains from Shalford are hourly, on the hour.

Lunch: The Drummond at Albury (01483 202 039 www.thedrummondarms.co.uk) 9.1km (5.6 miles) into the main walk

Tea: Shalford has pub & tea options whilst you wait for a train, as does Guildford

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just one SWC walker today? Big group on the Guildford station platform turned out to be with Metropolitan Walkers (who they?) Weather good until after lunch when heavy rain started. Decided to get the bus to Guildford after tasty pheasant and bacon pie at pub in Aldbury. Lovely sunshine and autumn colour in the morning.

Anonymous said...

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BrightSpark said...

n=5 on this walk. Beautiful autumn colours in the morning, a lovely pub for lunch, good company, what could go wrong? What went wrong was God decided to turn the water taps on. Scrambling to find my rucksack cover and anorak I got cut off from the group and decided to get my phone out to try and find my way back to Guildford. I didn't get my paper instructions out because from previous experience I knew that they turn to paper machee (spelling?) in such conditions. I now know a smart phone can also cause problems in such conditions. The screen being wet doesn't respond to touches! After a bit of swearing and finally getting somewhere half dry I finally got the thing to work. The moral of the story is, sometimes a covered set of paper instructions or a covered map are still superior. Just one more thing. It was 15 degrees yesterday and still I felt very cold waiting for my train, if it had been 4 degrees it could have been utterly awful; remember to wrap up warm for the Winter walks especially if heavy rain is forecast.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous,
On the Guildford walks the SWC group usually gathers at the station entrance, rather than the platform. Probably it would be best if we make the meeting point clear when posting Guildford walks in future. Sorry to have missed you but hope that you had an enjoyable walk.