Dorking Circular

Sat 1st Feb 2020

Walk Details:

Event Details Updated
This will now be a circular walk starting at Dorking Main Station led by Jerome Ripp.
Event Type
Group Walk
Southern England
Local Group
Start Time
Start: Dorking Main Station (Train: Victoria 08:25; Clapham Junction 08:32) End: Dorking Station

A circular walk from Dorking station

General Notes
Lunch probably at Coldharbour. Travel Arrangements: Buy a return ticket to Dorking or park at main station

Entry Details:


Walk Report

Dorking Circular, Saturday 1st February 2020
15 walkers, 18 miles - leader Jerome Ripp
Peter Buchwald was indisposed so I took over this walk, my 99th lead for the group with vital technological route-finding support from Ian Fairweather. Glorious early spring sunshine, daffodils and great views. Peter had kindly sent me the GPX files but I varied the route quite considerably. From Dorking we took the Pilgrims Way trackway below Denbies vineyard and the Downs which gave us a mud free start rather than the muddy North Downs Way. Wotton estate and great view across the valley to the isolated church. The Greensand Way south to Leith Hill gave us the opportunity to revel in plenty of muddy trails. A welcome cuppa by the tower and across to The Plough Inn at Coldharbour for lunch. A new path for everyone took us around Anstiebury hill fort then over to south Holmwood church, the substantial Holmwood Common and North Holmwood church. A final climb and great view on part of the Deepdene trail then back to Dorking.
Photographs by Ian Watson; more by Ian on the group Facebook site.


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