Founders Marshals 28 miles with 8000ft of ascent

Sat 29th Sep 2018

Walk Details:

Event Details Updated
If you plan to join this walk please let Gordon Parker know at least 1 week in advance by email at founderschallenge@ldwa.org.uk or by phone 07891 196930. Also tell him if you are traveling by train or by car and if the latter, if you have spare seats and could transport people from Box Hill or Dorking to the Start.
Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
28ml.
Start Time
08:30
Route
Start from the National Trust Car Park at Steers Field (also known by the NT as Denbies Hillside), Ranmore Common Rd, RH5 6SR

Those travelling by train will need to take either the 0655 from Victoria to Dorking via Clapham Junction (0702) and walk 2 miles to the start point or the 0725 from Victoria to Box Hill and West Humble via Clapham Junction (0732) if we can get lifts from Box Hill to Steers Field

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, please bring a torch and a packed lunch. If you plan to join this walk please let Gordon Parker know at least 1 week in advance by email at founderschallenge@ldwa.org.uk or by phone 07891 196930. Also tell him if you are traveling by train or by car and if the latter, if you have spare seats and could transport people from Box Hill or Dorking to the Start
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Walk Report

The Founders Challenge Marshals' Walk, Saturday 29th September 2018
9 walkers, 27 miles - leader Gordon Parker
It was a gorgeous day in the Surrey Hills, more like late summer than early autumn. We enjoyed fabulous views and forest shade, starting and finishing at Steers Field (thanks for the lifts from Box Hill & Westhumble station) and stopping at Peaslake, Blackheath for lunch and Newlands Corner. Seven of us will be marshalling on the day and this was excellent preparation to empathise with participants then. Route completed in 10h 15m.
Photographs by Ian Fairweather; more by Ian on the group Facebook page

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