An expedition to East Surrey - this week with London LDWA

An expedition to East Surrey - this week with London LDWA
An expedition to East Surrey - this week with London LDWA

According to Ken,the leader, this week's hike on Saturday will take walkers to some of the not-so-well-known parts of East Surrey, including the Riddlesdown Ridge from the North End to the South End. It was a popular picnic spot for 19th century Londoners but in more recent times has been shunned in favour of the Lower Greensand Ridge and South West Surrey. Lots more that's new about this walk, so scroll down for all the details. 


Local Groups Weekend 

It's time to sign up for the Local Groups Weekend. This year it's in Nottinghamshire, and takes place between 15th and 17th November. The cost this year is £45 for the first delegate from any group and £90 for a second person from the same group. Travel expenses, preferably at cost, will as usual be refunded. 

The format follows the successful ones of the last three years, with discussion and activities spread throughout the weekend, with the main meeting on Sunday morning. This year's venue is at Sherwood Youth Hostel, near Manfield, and features exclusive use of the facilities. 

Pete Colley has volunteered to represent London LDWA as primary delegate. Is anyone interested in being that second person to represent the group? If so, please get in touch with Pete by 16th August. 





chorleywood chilterns walk

Chiltern Circular, Saturday 3rd August

Above: Leader Nigel Heys meets a cow convention

Below: Afternoon stop in Chalfont St Giles churchyard

Photos by Gavin Fuller


chorleywood chilterns walk




Gems of East Surrey

Sat 10th Aug 2019


Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Southern England
Local Group
Start Time
Purley Railway Station outside the entrance on platform 6. This is not the main entrance The walk will include the whole length of the Riddlesdown Ridge from North to South, then skirting round Whyteleafe, Warlingham, Chelsham, to Tatsfiield then to Botley Hill, the highest point on the North Downs Way, follow the North Downs West for 2 or 3 miles, then making our way back North through one of the Woodland Trust properties (either Stubbs Copse or Great Church Wood) then through Caterham, Coulsdon Common, Dollyper Hill and Foxley Woods.
General Notes
The walk will be at a slow pace. Anyone who regularly walks with the LDWA shouldn't have any difficulty. However because there is a fair amount of climbing (3000ft), including 200 steps right at the start, I don't recommend it for absolute beginners. In any event nobody will get lost or get left behind
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