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Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Wednesday Walk Guildford Circular, with Hog's Back start - Watts Gallery, Watts Chapel, Loseley Park and the River Wey

Book 2, Walk 12b) - Guildford Circular, with Hog's Back start

Length: 13.6 km (8.5 miles)  Longer options available, finishing in Godalming or Farnham
Toughness: 6 out of 10  (one steep ascent at the start, remainder of walk 2 out of 10)

London Waterloo: 10-15 hrs   Haslemere service.    CJ 10-22 hrs, Woking 10-43 hrs
Arrive Guildford: 10-50 hrs

Return: 00, 17, 34 and 47 mins past the hour

This walk makes for a good winter's outing, with a steep hill at the start, up onto the Hog's Back, to get shot of the cobwebs, worth the effort for the spendid views, then it's downhill to a nice mixture of woods, Surrey heathland, farmland and open spaces, plus places of interest en route, namely Watts Gallery and Watts Chapel. You can have lunch in the Gallery (without, I believe, having to pay the entrance fee) but the main lunch stop for those who appreciate a good pub is the Withies Inn, in Compton. Please 'phone ahead with numbers from Guildford station, or shortly thereafter: this popular pub is busy all year round: 01483-421158  your e.t.a is 12-40 pm. Request a table in the comfy bar area - I find the restaurant, with its low ceiling, hot and a bit claustrophobic.

Post prandial, you have a pleasant walk through Loseley Park, which takes you out onto a road near the River Wey. You now head for the river for your homeward leg back to Guildford. Plenty of pubs and tea rooms await your custom before you walk to the railway station for fast trains back to London.
Walk Directions are here: L=2.12

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

may do this walk in the old fashioned way so maybe see you all at Watts Gallery.