Dorking Circular

Sun 12th Apr 2009

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Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
19ml.
Start Time
9:31
Route
Dorking Stn

Depart London Victoria 08:34 (Clapham Junction 08:40). Return Trains 26 & 56 mins past the hour. Lunch The Sportsman, Mogador. Tea stop. Brockham Church. Map OS Exp 146. Joint walk with Surrey Walking Club. Ldr Don Bolton

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Dorking Circular, Sunday 12th April 2009
16 walkers, 19 miles - leader Don Bolton
16 of us assembled at the station, a few new faces and a few that I had not seen for a long time. We crossed the River Mole by the mill and then climbed up through Oak Wood to the Western Pub, crossed Zig Zag Road then down through Boxhill Country Park and Juniper Bottom to cross the Headley Road. Then up the very steep but stepped White Hill, unfortunately the great views from the top were obscured by mist. Up Mickleham Downs, through Headley, under the M25, round Walton-on-the-Hill and to the pub at Mogador. We had walked at a very good pace because I wanted to get to the pub for lunch around 12:30 and we were only just after this time. The Sportsman pub has been brilliantly well rebuilt, the food and service was excellent. We restarted at 1:40 and I told the group that we could have a more relaxed pace but they did not want it so we made very good time down Colley Hill, round the windmill on Reigate Heath to Betchworth and on to the Church Hall at Brockham for tea. Every Sunday between April and September this hall serves very low-cost tea/coffee and home-made cakes in aid of different charities. Everyone agreed that this was the best tea stop ever! From there a few miles back to Dorking and an early train back to London.

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