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Saturday, 25 July 2020

Saturday Walk: Tadworth Circular via Box Hill and Headley Heath

11.9 miles/19 km main walk
OR
14.3 miles/22.7 km with extensions via White Hill (recommended if you like good views or steep climbs) and the North Downs Way (more ups and downs).

Trains: 09:47 London Bridge, 10:02 East Croydon, arrives 10:38 at Tadworth. Return services at xx:13/43. Tadworth station is in Zone 6.

Lunch
The early lunch stop, The Cock Inn, Headley is open and recommends booking.
The National Trust Cafe at Box Hill is also open.
The late stop at The Tree, Box Hill is also open and doesn't take bookings.

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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear SWC, Is there a problem with the maps.me GPS file for this walk? Thank you.

Mark R said...

Dear Anonymous, Yes there is a problem with that KML file. Some of the waypoints contain nested CDATA tags but this is invalid XML. If you understand XML then either remove one set of CDATA tags or remove the entire description. Alternatively if you have a mapping app that supports GPX (maps.me does not) then use that with the GPX file for this walk.

Anonymous said...

Thank you kindly, Mark. As many will not be XML-savvy, could the SWC IT gurus clean up the maps.me file, possibly? Much appreciated.

Anonymous said...

BTW I've got a GPS-friendly app, but others might be reliant on maps. me? Thank you, SWC.

Anonymous said...

GPX, of course!

Anonymous said...

Die to weather forecast... would anyone be interested in starting one hour earlier?

Anonymous said...

Hi. Is there a report on this walk? Thank you.

BrightSpark said...

I think there were 12 at the station and 2 others caught our group up so probably n=14 on this walk. Our group intended to do both the morning and afternoon extensions but whilst relaxing in the Tree pub the weather deteriorated so much we decided to opt for the easy route home. Highlights of the day were hearing a chiff chaff, having a pick-nick among the wild flowers on Juniper Hill, admiring some of the incredible yew trees on this walk and last but not least a piano recital at the Tree pub by one of our very own fellow walkers.

SardoMan said...

Other birds heard and seen:

Blackbird. Black-headed gull. Blue tit. Buzzard. Carrion crow. Chiffchaff. Dunnock. Goldcrest. Goldfinch. Green woodpecker. House sparrow. Jackdaw. Magpie. Mallard. MARSH TIT. Nuthatch. Pied wagtail. Ring-necked parakeet. Robin. Songthrush. Stock dove. 8Swifts. Whitethroat. Woodpigeon. Wren.
Also:
Cinnabar moth. Gatekeeper butterfly.

A very pleasant walk in company of a friendly small group of nice people.
Very refreshing after the lockdown... also thanks to some rain showers.