A Founders Walk

Sat 10th Oct 2020

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Region / Area
Southern England / London
Local Group
London
Distance
23ml.
Start Time
09.15
Route
Dorking Main Station

A circular from Dorking, taking in the plaque on Pitch Hill, Blatchford Down and Steers Field

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A Founders Walk, Saturday 10th October 2020
4 walkers, 23 miles - leader Gavin Fuller
Sadly only three people decided to join the leader for a circuit from Dorking taking in four places linked with the LDWA's founders in the shape of Pitch Hill, Peaslake, Blatchford Down and Steers Field on what was a pleasant autumnal day for walking. After an urban start through Dorking taking in the leader's great-grandfather's former shop, the route meandered up to Leith Hill and Holmbury Hill, with bikers more in evidence than walkers for a good portion of the Greensand Ridge. Descending from Pitch Hill to Peaslake for lunch, the route then headed north along a sunken way before an ascent to the North Downs at Blatchford Down, and then through the woods to Steers Field, before a descent through Denbies vineyard back to Dorking. Completed in a shade under 8 hours with 2,244 feet of ascent, those who came had an enjoyable day out in wooded Surrey.
Photographs by Gavin Fuller; more by Gavin on the Group Facebook page

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