Marshals' walks in advance of Founders' Challenge

Sat 17th Sep 2016

Walk Details:

Event Details Updated
Updated 11/9/16 with details of starting points and times, and important note about contacting Douglas if joining the 27 mile walk
Event Type
Group Walk
Southern England
Local Group
16 or 27ml.
Start Time
10.03 (16mi) / 08.41 (27mi)
For 16 mi option meet Gomshall station (09.00 Waterloo, x Guildford 09.48) For 27 mi option meet Dorking station (07.54 Victoria) then lift to car park on Ranmore Common Road near "Steers Field" (TQ 14144 50378) (or drive directly there and meet at 08.55)

The walks follow the routes of the 16 and 27 mile Founders Challenge hikes which can be found on the website at

General Notes
These walks are aimed primarily at marshals and other helpers of the Founders walk, but are also open to other members who have never taken part in a challenge walk before and would like to understand better what is involved in one, and any members who would like a challenging walk at a brisk pace.. NB(1) "start/finish" grid refs in the route descriptions are for PEASLAKE - start point for Founders; NOT the Marshals' hikes NB(2) if you would like to do the 27 mile walk please contact the leader, Douglas Robinson, at to confirm attendance. NB(3) the 27 mile walk will be at a brisk pace in order to finish in daylight, so numbers may be restricted NB(4) for both walks bring a packed lunch
Start and Finish

Entry Details:


Walk Report

Founders' Challenge Marshal's Walks, Saturday 17th September 2016
7 walkers, 27 miles - leader Douglas Robinson (Circular from Steer's Field)
Seven hardy souls and one dog did the 27-mile walk on Saturday. There was not an auspicious start when it started raining at 9.00 as we met at Steer's Field car park. Fortunately it stopped within an hour and the rest of the day was dull but dry.
As usual, we found the Founders route to be lovely and interesting even though most of the party had done it before. The route is easy to follow although it was noticeable how much the storms on Thursday night had swept some of the footpaths clean of any soil leaving them quite rocky in places.
We had an extra highlight as Mike Tuke invited us to have our picnic lunches in his new house - well more like a building site - which is just off the Greensand Way. Should be great when it is finished.
Finally, a tired and slightly muddy group strode back into Steer's Field car park at about 6.20.

5 walkers, 16 miles - leader Catherine Fox (Circular from Godalming)
There were five of us and we had fun.
First two photographs from 27-mile walk; remainder from 16-mile


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