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Saturday, 23 February 2019

Wanborough to Godalming

With 66 people walking last Saturday and a dry and fairly mild weekend forecast, here's an 8 mile/13 km walk for those of you who prefer a shorter outing.

Getting there:

Catch the 9:45 am Portsmouth & Southsea train from London Waterloo (9:52 am from Clapham Junction). 
Change at Guildford to catch the 10:30 am Ascot train (currently advertised as departing platform 6) arriving at Wanborough 10:36 am 

What tickets to buy:

Buy a cheap day return to Wanborough and be prepared to buy a single fare from Godalming to Guildford on the return journey.

About the walk:

Watts Gallery (admission about £12) and Watts Cemetery Chapel  about 4 km (1 hour) into the walk make an interesting cultural interlude in this pleasant walk. In a further 1 km The Withies Inn t: 01483 421158  is the suggested stop for those wishing to eat a Pub lunch. Please note booking is strongly recommended for this venue.
The recommended tea stop in Godalming is the Cafe Mila in Angel Court which shuts at 4:30 pm

Enjoy the walk!

Getting back:

Trains depart from Godalming station to London Waterloo at 25 and 53 minutes past the hour. No changes are needed and the train stops at Clapham Junction



JohnL said...

N=12, W=warm_and_sunny, This was the first Saturday of the year when we were able to sit outside the pub at lunch time. As usual the Withies Inn at Compton provided good food and excellent service. We arrived quite early and most customers seemed to be outside in the sun. We also got to Mila cafe in Godalming quite early in the afternoon and again warm enough outside for afternoon tea. On the way back to the station we noticed an carpet of crocuses in the Church yard. An enjoyable day out.

Mr M Tiger said...

There were 2 more on the 10:15 train. That must make it n=14 We explored the Gallery, done the Chapel,bumped into A.N. Other and finally managed to catch part of the group up at Godalming Station.