Walking on Water

Sat 6th Feb 2016

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
22ml.
Start Time
08.50
Route
Meet Guildford stn (take 08.15 from Waterloo)

Linear walk from Guildford to Kingston following the E2 beside the river Wey and then the Thames, finish Kingston stn

General Notes
Lunch at Anchor Inn, Pyrford Lock or picnic by the river
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Walk Report

Walking on Water, Saturday 6th February 2016
14 walkers, 25 miles - leader Jerome Ripp
14 walkers braved the elements and appeared at Guildford station for this long walk almost entirely by the riverbank. The threatened rain and storm never happened and we had a pleasant day making good progress along the river Wey Navigation marvelling at how this canal was made in 1653. Lunch at the Anchor inn Pyrford near to where John Donne lived soon led to Weybridge and the Thames Path. The leader had done the recce for this walk in Dec. 2008!! and promised a "T and P" stop at Walton Bridge. Fortunately for him, the facilities were still there and suitably refreshed we motored on to Hampton Court where the promised 22 miles was nearly completed. A renegade group of 6 decided that they had had their money's worth but the hard core pushed on finally abandoning the river as we sped across Home Park to beat the closing deadline of 5.30 and darkness, just making it to Kingston station at 5.20 having completed an impressive 25 miles.
Too cloudy and dull for photos!

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