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Saturday, 26 January 2019

Holmwood to Reigate


Length: 16km
Toughness: 2 / 10
Transport: Take the 9:25 from London Victoria, arriving in Holmwood at 10:29. Return trains are at xx:00, xx:30 and xx:34 (last one with change at Redhill) to London Victoria and xx:18 to London Bridge with change at Redhill. A day return to Holmwood should be fine.

This walk in the Low Weald of Surrey in the Mole Valley provides broad paths through gently undulating country with glimpses of the North Downs ridge to the north. In the morning the walk passes through Hammond's Copse Nature Reserve, an ancient semi-natural woodland, with a wide variety of bird-life. The lunch stop is in the attractive village of Leigh with its village green, pub and church. In the afternoon the walk crosses the Mole at Flanchford Bridge and then rises on the Greensand ridge near Reigate Priory to give extensive views of the North Downs and on a clear day the South Downs near Devil's Dyke.


Anonymous said...

An excellent tea shop in Reigate is Monty Bojangles at 57 High Street. Offers coffees, teas and a range of hot chocolate drinks as well as handmade cakes. It closes 5:30pm Saturdays. It's best reached by heading north-west in Priory Park, passing to the left of the children's play area, skate park and car park, and exiting on a road that bends right to join Park Lane before turning right into the High Street for 50 metres.

JohnL said...

N=14 W=Cloudy_but_mild. Seven of us had lunch at the Plough in Leigh. This pub has an excellent range of beers and good pub food. The welcome and service we received was exceptional, although we were only in the bar area, extra drinks were brought to the table and the coffee was served with cream, meringues and little cakes plus several free top ups. I am not sure how many went to Monty Bojangles for tea, but it has excellent home made cakes and I will update the the walk notes to make this the recommended tea place in Reigate

Anonymous said...

Plus one on an earlier train so alas pub had not started serving food. Excellent walk with lovely views and weather till 2pm when I finished. Quite muddy from previous rainfall.

Anonymous said...

Hi John,
Just add to add a second tea shop while you are updating the notes. I can recommend The Tea House on Church Street It has lots of space and good cakes.