Reigate Ramblers

Friends, Fun, Fitness

Walks Programme

Welcome to Ramblers members and prospective members alike! No need to book - just turn up at the start of the walk and enjoy. If you have not walked with us before and you like your first 2 or 3 (free-of-charge) walks then you can join the Ramblers and walk with Reigate and other local groups all over the country. As a member of the Ramblers our walks are then free to you wherever and with whoever you walk.

If you are unsure about a walk - give the leader a call to find out all about it (see leader's phone number in walks details below).

  • Morning walk - means just that - why not bring a snack and a drink for our mid-morning stop?
  • All-Day walk - a longer walk - bring a picnic lunch as well unless other arrangements are specified.
And a
  • Circular walk - is where we end up at the same place from which we started. Most walks are like this!
  • Linear walk - is where we walk and then use public transport to return us to our starting point.

Where practical and possible we have given Post Codes for Sat Nav directions to the start of a walk as well as a Grid Reference for an Ordnance Survey map. A Google Maps search will also help you find the start.

Maps - no need to bring a map on a led walk but, for your interest and maybe to find the start, the reference to EX means the Ordnance Survey’s "Explorer" (orange cover) map of the given number. The reference "TQ or SU xxx xxx" is the Grid Reference of the start which can be plotted on the map.

Here is our programme:

 

Thurs 28 Sept

9 miles

EX 146

TQ253498

RH2 7RL

 'The Millennium Trail South'                 Linear All-Day Walk

Walk through the Borough from Reigate to Horley/Gatwick on the south section of this waymarked town and country trail (originally set up with assistance from Reigate Ramblers and others). Start 10.00hrs by the Pavilion Café, Priory Park, Reigate. Lunch break at The Farmhouse pub, Langshott. One ascent at the beginning of walk, one descent. Finish Riverside Garden Park car park, South Horley. Walking link from finish to Gatwick for trains and buses. Possible exit points - buses back to Redhill/Reigate at 3.5 miles and Salfords station at 4.5 miles.

Leader: Chris U 01737 244837, 07956 998876

Thurs 5 Oct

5 miles

EX146

TQ111480

RH56QS

 

Abinger Roughs, Common and Hatch

Circular Morning Walk

Start 10.00am. Abinger Roughs National Trust car park. A gem of a walk starting in a familiar spot near the foot of the north downs. It shows off some of the gentler and most delightful features of this part of Surrey. Some stiles en-route without any steep gradient. The high point is a visit to the oldest village in the U.K. and a half way stop. We have to cross the A25 twice - so caution advised!

Leader: Steve F 01737479036 mobile on day 07949625711

Sun 8 Oct

6 miles

EX147

TQ431530

TN16 2ES

Moor House, Trevereux and Squerryes

Circular Morning Walk

Start 10.00am after parking by the former sports ground at Moorhouse off the A25 from a turning opposite the car park for the Grasshopper Pub.  Walk via Limpsfield Chart, Crockham Hill, Froghole and Squerryes Park.  Bring a picnic to avoid a late lunch. 

Leader: John D 01737 833283.  Mobile on day 07771 813015

Thurs 12 Oct

7 miles

EX146

TQ273583

CR5 3NR

Banstead Woods and Woodmansterne

Circular Morning Walk

Start 10.00am in Holly Lane Car Park for a walk around Banstead Woods before returning through Banstead Village and Woodmansterne. There are a few stiles en route. Half-way stop at café in Lady Neville Recreation Ground for coffee and sandwich or bring a picnic.

Leader: John F 01737 360672 Mobile on Day 07791 069985

Sun 15 Oct

7.7 miles

EX 146

TQ255507

RH2 0QG

Dorking to Reigate                           Linear All-Day Walk

Arrive at Reigate station and buy a ticket (from machine) to Dorking Deepdene and catch the 10.23am train. Car park £2* on Sundays (South side of station), or possible free parking in surrounding roads (do NOT park in Homebase!). Train £3.40 or £2.25 with railcard*. Or be on A24 outside Dorking Deepdene station by 10.35am for anyone using buses. We will walk through Pixham then via the Pilgrim’s Way, North Downs Way and other footpaths to the top of Thistle Hill and back to Reigate via Colley Hill/Reigate Hill. We have found the kindest route we can by using longer steady climbs! Virtually flat/downhill after picnic lunch with glorious views. Could be muddy after rain, but no stiles. *correct at time of publishing

Leaders: Anne & Richard S 01737 242654, Mob on day: 07950 926132, 07943 524996

Thurs 19 Oct

5 miles

EX 146

TQ224579

KT18 5PS

Epsom Downs to Walton-on-the-Hill

Circular Morning Walk

Start 10.00am, car park on racecourse.  At Tattenham Corner roundabout take road onto racecourse, CP on top of hill.  An easy walk with a gentle incline through First World War Centenary Wood towards Walton-on-the-Hill and returning on the outskirts of Tadworth.  A few stiles.  Coffee break at Mere Pond. The leader has asked that dogs not be brought (excepting assistance dogs). Possible pub lunch at end of walk.

Leader: Jane S 01737 832612  Mobile  07824 900972

Sat 21 Oct

5.5 miles

Redhill Railway Station

   Or

Canary Wharf Station

Docklands and Greenwich.                   All-Day Walk

Start 11.00am at Canary Wharf Station (Jubilee Line and DLR). Isle of Dogs Dockland and modern commercial centre, through Greenwich Foot Tunnel under the Thames to Cutty Sark. Along Thames Path to O2 and Millennium Village. Cable Car (additional charge) across river to Royal Docks and DLR back, or back on Jubilee line from North Greenwich. Picnic lunch or pick up en-route. Suggest London Travel Card.

Train availability(!) and details to follow

Leader: Duncan 01737 773437.  Mobile on day 07774 887188

Sun 22 Oct

10 miles

EX 146

TQ239503

RH2 8AB

"Quarries Saunter"                                   Circular All-Day Walk

Start 09:45am Flanchford Road C.P.    Buckland Pit, Betchworth Pit/Kilns, Brockham Pit/Kilns, Greensand Way. Picnic lunch. The leader has asked that dogs not be brought (excepting assistance dogs).

Leader: Frank. Mobile on day 07804 691375

Thurs 26 Oct

6.5 miles

EX146

TQ323432

RH6 9JN

Smallfield & Horne                                 Circular Morning Walk

Start 10.00am. Park in the Plough & Furrow Pub Car Park.

This is a new walk taking us from the village of Smallfield across fields and quiet country lanes through to Horne and back to the Pub for an optional lunch.  The walk is an easy going flat walk with lovely country views, some stiles.

Leader:  Sheila B 01293 863166.  Mobile on the day 07580195746

Fri 27 Oct

Quiz Night – “Life, the Universe and Everything”

A sociable and light-hearted evening for those who do not like a serious pub quiz. Members and partners only. Booking essential. Buffet, teas, coffee provided. Only £6 per person.

Sun 29 Oct

6 + 4.4 miles

EX 146/135

TQ359405

RH192PQ

 

Ponds and Streams Figure of 8

Circular Morning or All-Day Walk

Start 10.00am (remember British Summer Time has ended!)

Hedgecourt Lake car park, Mill Lane, Felbridge. Car sharing advised as, although it is possible to park in Mill Lane, parking spots in the car park are restricted. Picnic lunch near/in the car park.   Easy going through farmland, Crawley Down, Domewood and woodland. Coffee break. Very few stiles. The leaders have asked that no dogs be brought (excepting assistance dogs).

Leaders: 01737 224118 Mob on Day 07787120403

Thurs 2 Nov

6 miles

EX 146

TQ182503

RH4 1NN

Deepdene Trail and Glover Wood

Circular Morning Walk

Start: 10.00am. Park at The Watermill Pub, Dorking. (A25)

Walking the fairly new Deepdene Trail, and visiting the mausoleum and garden. Then through Glover wood. Undulating, with good views.  Optional drink/lunch at end.

Leaders: Mary & Sue M 01883 741978   Mobile on day 077 333 70882

Sat 4 Nov

RH2 7LR

AGM – Reigate Baptist Church – Sycamore Walk

Reigate Ramblers AGM – starting 2.00pm in the Baptist Church Hall, Sycamore Walk, Reigate RH2 7LR.  Our formal review of the past year and a short presentation of the proposed 2018 Holiday followed by an illustrated talk entitled "Redhill over the past 50 years" given by local historian - John Capon.

Sun 5 Nov

5 miles

EX147

Start TQ410487

Near RH8 0RR

St Silvan’s stroll (south of Oxted) - Circular Morning Walk

Meet 09.30am for car share at Victoria Road car park (opposite Lidl’s), Horley. A woodland and farmland walk in a less-frequented area. A few stiles but reasonably flat. Car-share recommended due to size of start point car park.

Leader: Glyn 01293 773198, 07572 059274

Thurs 9 Nov

6.0 miles

EX146

TQ246527

Near KT20 7BD

Surrey Hills Walkabout                         Circular Morning Walk

Start 10.00am. Margery Wood car park (free to National Trust members). Walk along Colley Hill, Gatton Park, Pilgrims Way, steep climb near end. Dogs welcome.

Leader: John W 01737 210772, 07899 815481,

Sun 12 Nov

6.5 miles

EX 135

TQ306301

RH17 6JQ

Haywards Heath to Balcombe              Linear Morning Walk

Start at 10.00am in Balcombe Railway station car park. All day parking fee is free.

We will catch the 10:22 train (platform 2) to Haywards Heath Station (5-minute journey) from where the walk commences. The cost of a single fare is £2.60.

We will be following the rolling tree-clad High Weald and the Ouse Valley Way, passing under the spectacular Grade II listed Ouse Valley viaduct. This walk is mainly flat through forest, open fields and woodland. It can be muddy after heavy rain. Optional late lunch at The Balcombe Tearooms or there is a pub for those who prefer a pint!

Leaders: Sandra and Rob 07748 382579   Mobiles on day: 07796 838319, 07748 382579

Thurs 16 Nov

4.9 miles

EX 146

TQ126475

RH5 6QR

Wotton to Ranmore Common                  Circular Morning Walk

Start 10.00am, Park behind Wotton Hatch Pub. A moderate walk from Wotton heading south and then north towards Ranmore Common, crossing farmland and then a steep ascent to North Downs Way.  Gentle descent with great views and then through woods towards St John’s Church and back to Wotton Hatch Pub for possible lunch. No dogs please (except assistance dogs).

Leader: Jane S 01737 832612  Mobile  07824 900972

Sun 19 Nov

6.5 miles

EX 146

TQ277473

RH1 5AS

Salfords – Sidlow - Hookwood                 Circular Morning Walk

Start 10.00 in Petridge Wood car park off A 2044 Woodhatch Road. Walk through woods and farmland we will pass Westvale Park, the new housing development off A217. Optional drink/lunch in Mill House at end of walk.

Leader: Sally 01737 760848    Mobile on day 07905 518083

Thurs 23 Nov  4.5 miles

EX 146

TQ273583

Banstead Woods                                Circular Morning Walk

Start 10.00am Banstead Woods Car Park, Holly Lane, Chipstead. Slightly undulating

walk along Park Downs and Banstead Woods.  Optional lunch/drink at Ramblers

Rest Pub, Outwood Lane after walk.

Leaders:  Yvonne/Pam -  01737 354209/355386  mobile on day 07835961773

Sun 26 Nov

5 miles

EX135

Start TQ426351

RH18 5JZ

Forest Row Flounder – the sequel      Circular Morning Walk

Meet 0930h for car-share from Victoria Road car park, Horley (opposite Lidl’s). Walking part of the low-mud Forest Way (ex-railway) and some undulating countryside south of Forest Row.

Leader: Glyn 01293 773198, 07572 059274

Thurs 30 Nov

6.75 miles

EX146

TQ325456

RH1 5PW

Outwood Common                                 Circular Morning Walk

Start 10.00am Outwood Common car park, not far from the windmill. Easy walk over the common heading close to Bletchingley and then back. Optional drink and or lunch at “The Castle” pub in Millers Lane after the walk.

The leaders have asked that dogs not be brought (excepting assistance dogs).

Leaders: Glyn and Sue 01737 351388 mobile 07799145440

Sun 3 Dec

8 miles

EX 146

TQ126457

Near RH56JR

Friday Street and Leith Hill                    Circular All-Day Walk

Start at 10.00am. Meet at Friday Street Car park

About 8 stiles and some climbs.  Weather permitting superb views. Picnic lunch.

Assistance Dogs only please.

Leader: John 01737 246427 Mobile on day 07910 075046

Thurs 7 Dec

5 miles

EX 146

TQ178479

RH5 4DJ

North Holmwood Trail                            Circular Morning Walk

Start: 10.00 a.m. Park on road opposite the Royal Oak Pub, Chart Lane South. Car 

share if possible.  Gentle walk through woods, fairly flat, via Fourwents Pond.

Optional drink/ lunch at end.

Leaders: Mary & Sue M 01883 741978  Mobile on day 077 333 70882

Sun 10 Dec

9.0 miles

EX145 & 146, TQ111480 nearest p’code RH5 6QS

Abinger and Wotton Wander                 Circular All-Day Walk

Start 10.00am Abinger Roughs N/Trust car park (free to members), Abinger, Sutton Place, Abinger Common, Friday street, Tilingbourne, a very pleasant walk in Summer, let’s see how it is in Winter?

Leader John W 01737 210772  M 07899815481,

Wed 13/Thurs 14 December

?? miles

EX ??

Grid Ref

Postcode

Pop-Up Walk needed!

 

If you can offer a walk on either of these days – please contact Glyn or Sally.

Sun 17 Dec

8.5 miles

EX133

SU891357

GU26 6AB

Hindhead Common and the Punchbowl

Circular All-Day Walk

Start 10.00am. Park in the NT carpark with free parking for members, otherwise pay by phone. Walk in outstanding countryside with noteworthy history and splendid views. Some hills, one quite demanding.

Leader: John D. 01737 833283, mobile on the day 07771 813015

Thurs 21 Dec

5.5 miles

EX146

TQ250463

RH2 8PT

Sidlow / Irons Bottom Christmas Hat Walk

Circular Morning Walk

Start 10:00am. Park in the Horseshoe Pub Car Park. As Christmas is nearly with us, let’s make this a Christmas Hat walk (easily obtained from the pound shop near you) and celebrate another good year of walking across fields and country tracks. Optional lunch at the pub. A promise of Christmas fare of some sort on the walk. 

Leader: Sheila B: 01293 863166  Mobile: 07580195746

 

All walks between 23 Dec 2017 and 7 Jan 2018 are Ramblers’ ‘’Festival of Winter Walks’’

Sun 24 Dec

5.5 miles

EX 146

TQ301571

CR5 1DA

Happy (Christmas!) Valley, Nr Coulsdon

Circular Morning Walk

Start 9.30am. Meet at Farthings Down Car Park for Mulled Wine and Christmas Cookies before an undulating walk via Netherne-on-the-Hill and Chaldon, back in plenty of time to stuff the turkey!

Leader: Karen 07484 312537

Thurs 28 Dec

4 miles

EX 122

TQ370021

BN2 7HY

Rottingdean                                           Circular Morning Walk

Start 10.30am in Marine Cliffs car park off A259 in Rottingdean –cost £3.00.   Please car share – phone leader if necessary. Short walk around village and up over the Downs – then down to the undercliff walk and back along by the sea to Rottingdean for an optional lunch in the White Horse. If you can let me know in advance I will book the table.

Leader: Sally 01737 760848    Mobile on day 07905 518083

Sun 31 Dec

6.5 miles

EX 146

TQ169496

RH4 1SG

Dorking – North Holmwood                   Circular Morning Walk

Start 10.00 in car park to the rear of Dorking Halls.  Walking south from Dorking town across Cotmandene and Glory Woods to North Holmwood and back via Westcott and Milton Court. Optional drink/lunch at end of walk.

Leader: Sally 01737 760848    Mobile on day 07905 518083

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