The Dorking Loop

Sat 15th Aug 2020

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Region / Area
Southern England / London
Local Group
London
Distance
20ml.
Start Time
09.20
Route
Dorking

Greensand Ridge and Heathland

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Walk Report

The Dorking Loop, Saturday 15th August 2020
6 walkers, 22 miles - leader Jerome Ripp
A grey murky gloomy day with a little drizzle but such a relief after the heatwave and with a slightly softened ground it was idea conditions for walking. From Dorking Main station we headed through the town south west to join the Greensand way through the woodlands of The Nower and Milton Heath with several mini-loops which was a feature of the day to combine with the Big Loop. We soon left the Greensand Way to go south past Bury Lakes and then into the vast Abinger/Holmwood forest with a vast variety of trails, bikers and opportunities for more loops. Eventually out to Holmwood station and the different landscape of the Low Weald and farmland. Lunch in a field near Ewood farm and later we passed the Tudor filmset looking Parkhouse Farm and the impressive Stumblehole area. Heading north we rejoined the Greensand Way at the west end of Reigate Heath and via the villages of Betchworth and Brockham, the only 2 habitations of the day, returned safely to Dorking.

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