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Sunday, 16 June 2019

Witley to Haslemere with an opportunity to visit the Lockwood Equine Centre

A request for the Witley to Haslemere Walk with an opportunity to visit the recently re-opened RSPCA Lockwood Equine Centre

Length 9 miles (14 km)
Toughness 3 out of 10

Getting there

Catch the 10:00 Petersfield train from London Waterloo (10:09 Clapham Junction) arriving at Witley 11:00

Getting back

There are two trains per hour back from Haslemere station on Sundays and these are at 17 and 42 minutes past the hour

Plan your journey here. 


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One of our walkers has requested this delightful walk to coincide with the recent re-opening and Open Day of the Lockwood Equine Centre. The Centre is reached shortly after the start of the walk and looks to be well worth a visit.

Full details of this event may be found here 

and the RSPCA site may be found here

Lunch is at Chiddingfold where there's plenty of pleasant locations for those with a packed lunch. Alternatively the Crown Inn t:01428 682 255 offers Guest Ales and a Table d’hote Menu.
Haslemere has numerous tea options with Darnley's being a firm favourite - allow 10-15 minutes to get to the station from the town centre. 

More details about this walk may be found on the link below


Anonymous said...

I plan to visit the centre!!

PeteB said...

Seven off the train but one caught a later one and essentially did the walk solo before meeting up for tea. We met another walker in the afternoon who had got off at Haslemere, whether by accident or design I'm not sure so I think we can claim n=9 for the day.

A gentle June walk in the Surrey countryside so inevitably we were met with muddy woodland footpaths some with huge puddles and some slippery ascents. I thought we may have time warped into November! Overall it was w=rainy-in-the-morning-cloudy-and-breezy-in-the-afternoon sort of day.

The seven dropped into the Equine Centre for a look around with two having tea and cakes after just a mile into the walk. (Really the SWC disciplinary commitee must take some action against this blatant contravention of SWC mores! (;>) )
The centre is a lot grander than i remember from the Lady Lockwood days when it seemed to be just a donkey sanctuary.

We all had sandwiches for lunch and decided not to have drinks at the Crown Inn which was packed with Fathers Day diners. We pressed on and I for one was glad of the open countryside sections which allowed you to clean your boots in the knee high grass where we spotted clusters of common orchids. We lost 3 walkers who who stopped to commune with goats (I think) but we all met up in Haslemere for tea and cakes to catch various trains home from 4.17 onwards. Great company on a rather gloomy day weatherwise. Summer must get better than this!!