A Sussex and Surrey Semi-circle

Sat 22nd Feb 2020

Walk Details:

Event Details Updated
Due to a landslip on the East Grinstead line the first 8 miles have had to be re-routed to start from another line, and are utilising a route only partially previously walked by the leader.
Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
19.5ml.
Start Time
09.10
Route
Depart Horley (train departs 08.14 St Pancras, 08.23 Blackfriars, 08.30 London Bridge, from further west get 08.25 from London Victoria/08.32 from Clapham Junction & change at East Croydon)

The route explores the variable footpaths between the M23, A22 and M25 before crossing the North Downs and winding its way past Caterham to Coulsdon South Station

General Notes
Lunch: Godstone (pub/cafe/shop)
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Walk Report

A Sussex and Surrey Semi-circle, Saturday 22nd February 2020
15 walkers, 18.8 miles, 1.156ft of ascent - leader Gavin Fuller. Mud rating 10/10
15 walkers convened at Horley for a walk which had needed to have a rejigged opening few miles due to a landslip taking out trains to the original starting point. The noise of Gatwick accompanied the opening section, which then joined a Sussex Border Path in need of some serious maintenance, with flooded and mudded sections making going interesting to say the least. A wet autumn and winter resulted in further mudbaths in the morning, although once the afternoon session got going after some slow café service the mud quotient thankfully diminished. The group survived the hillier rigours of the North Downs and rolling countryside around Caterham and Coulsdon to arrive at the station just in time for the next train, and only 20 minutes later than hoped for.
Photographs by Gavin Fuller; more by Gavin and Ian Watson on the group Facebook site.

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