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WEEKLY WALKSGO50 COMPLETE PROGRAMMEGuided outdoor activities for the 50 plus age groupWALKING, CYCLING & NORDIC WALKING in & around SurreyOCTOBER - DECEMBER 2014The GO50 programme aims to introduce people in the 50+ age group to a healthier lifestyle and the benefits of regular exercise. Walking or cycling with others - socialising as you exercise - adds significantly to the beneficial effects.Regular exercise can: improve balance and flexibility; lower blood pressure; defend against heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes; help maintain cognitive function; reduce depression and anxiety. GO50 activities are free, but a donation is very welcome. We suggest a donation of 2 per person. If you are a taxpayer, we can reclaim the tax on your donations at no extra cost to you, as long as we have your signature and permission to claim Gift Aid. Ask the leader for details. No advanced booking required - just turn up at the start and join in. GO50 activities are led by experienced volunteers who will meet you at the start and lead the way. Please wear walking boots or other suitable footwear. All walks cross stiles unless otherwise noted. Bring water & a snack. No children or dogs, please. Use pub car parks only if you intend to use the pub afterwards. Please be aware of your own fitness levels and, if in doubt, consult your doctor before starting a new exercise programme. Postcodes given are nearest available to the start and may not correspond to the exact starting point. (T) indicates accessible by public transport. Travel information available from Traveline on 08712002233. In the event of extreme weather, phone the GO50 office before setting off. Leaders reserve the right to cancel an activity if they feel that it is unsafe to proceed. We recommend that all participants carry contact details with them in case of emergency. For further information about the GO50 programme or if you are interested in becoming a volunteer activity leader, phone 01483 534706; email email@example.com; write to GO50, Age UK Surrey, Rex House, William Road, Guildford GU1 4QZ or visit our website at www.ageuk.org.uk/surrey/activities--eventsWEEKLY WALKSOur weekly walks are ideal for people who would like to improve their health by increasing their physical activity levels. Participants are encouraged to walk at a pace that suits them. The walks last for 1-1 hours and are free. No booking is required.WEDNESDAYS: Park Barn Centre, Park Barn Drive, Guildford GU2 8EN 10:30am 11:30am THURSDAYS: St Johns Centre, 222 Epsom Road, Merrow, Guildford GU4 7AA 10am 11amTHURSDAYS: Leatherhead Leisure Centre, Hawks Hill, Fetcham KT22 9BL 10:30am 11.45amGO50 / GO FURTHER WALKS: OCT-DEC 2014GO50 walks are between 2 - 5 miles in length. To estimate the duration allow hour per mile. For walkers who want more of a challenge, GO FURTHER walks range from 6 - 11 miles in length, are likely to be steep in places and will be taken at a faster pace than GO50 walks - so you will need to be fit! If you are in any doubt about your fitness, we strongly suggest that you try a GO50 walk first. Dont forget to bring water & food.Wed 1 OCT: Ranmore Common, 4m Meet Barbara at 10:15am for a 10:30 start at the free car park at the west of Ranmore Common Road (not the NT car park at Denbies Hillside). Walking through North Downs Way and Ranmore Common. TQ126501 / RH5 6SSThu 2 OCT: Godstone Circular, 5m A hilly walk towards Bletchingley through wooded country with lunch on return. Meet Graham at 10am for 10.15 start at Godstone Vineyard car park. From J6 on M15 turn north onto A22, immediately cross the carriageway, right to Quarry Road and turn right into car park.Thu 2 OCT: Hampton Court, 3m Meet Andrew at 10am for 10:15 start outside Hampton Court Station. Enjoy a walk that takes you along the River Thames from Hampton Court to Kingston. Lunch at a caf by the river at Kingston, THEN BUS OR BOAT RIDE BACK TO HAMPTON COURT. TQ153683 / KT8 9AEGO FURTHER: Fri 3 OCT: Ide Hill (Kent), 7m Meet Irene at 10am for 10:15 start by the church in Ide Hill. Very scenic walk with views of Bough Beech Reservoir & return on a high ridge escarpment. One steep hill. Good coffee break en route and optional pub lunch at the end. TQ486518 / TN14 6JWMon 6 OCT: Brockham, 3m Meet Sue & Liz at 10am for 10:15 start at Brockham Green outside The Royal Oak. From A25, follow signposts to Brockham (rugby pitches alongside A25) over Brockham Bridge, and turn left at the Green. Easy walk, mostly along the banks of the River Mole. One gentle incline. Optional pubs nearby. TQ196496 / RH3 7JS (T) Bus 32Mon 6 OCT: Send (Guildford/Woking), 3m Walk along River Wey and Wey Navigation, past two ancient churches with a coffee stop en route. Meet Norma at 10:15am for 10:30 start at New Inn pub, junction of Send Rd (A247) and Potters Lane. Park in Potters Lane, not at New Inn. TQ018560 / GU23 7EN (T)GO FURTHER: Tue 7 OCT: Walton on the Hill, 8m Fairly flat walk across Walton/Banstead Heath to the Well House for lunch. Return via Lower Kingwood and Mogador. Good views across golf course. Meet Graham at 10am for 10.15 start in car park opposite Dean Lane on B2032, m north east after crossing M25. TQ227544 / KT20 7QSWed 8 OCT: Windsor Great Park, 4m Superb views of Windsor Castle, Thames Valley. Undulating walk through Deer Park and the Village. Coffee stop at Olde World Post Office. Pub lunch afterwards. Meet Lynette at 10:15am for 10:30 start at the Bishopsgate entrance. From A30 Egham Hill take A328 through Englefield Green. Left at 3rd mini-roundabout down Bishopsgate Rd to end of park. SU978721 / TW20 0XY (T) Bus 71Thu 9 OCT: Lingfield (Tandridge), 4m Meet Graham at 10am for 10.15 start in the main car park nearly opposite The Cage pub in the main road. A lovely, flat, varied walk over fields and footpaths with good views. Many refreshment choices. GO FURTHER: Thu 9 OCT: Blackheath (Waverley), 7m Ascend Chinthurst Hill to the folly at the summit. Continue via Great Tangley to walk beside the Tillingbourne with its ruined gunpowder mill. Bring snack. Meet Clive for 10.30am start in the free car park at the end of Blackheath Lane. TQ036461 / GU4 8RBMon 13 OCT: Earlswood Lakes, 3m Meet Graham at 10am for 10.15 start at Earlswood Lakes on A2044 between Woodhatch and Salfords. The route lies through the lakes to Redhill Common, one hill and back across the golf course. TQ267486 / RH2 7QBGO FURTHER: Tue 14 OCT: Bolney, 7m Meet Graham at 10am for 10.15 start at the Eight Bells pub for a new walk towards Ansty. Scenic and undulating with special OAPs lunch on return. From A23 turn right onto A272 and right to village/pub. RH17 5QWTue 14 OCT: Epsom Common, 4m Explore Epsom & Ashtead Commons. Visit Roman brick works. Mainly flat, reasonably easy, but can be muddy. Meet Anthony at 9.45am (10am start) at Epsom Common Stew Ponds car park. B280 between Epsom & Malden Rushett. TQ184612 / KT18 7TRTue 14 OCT: Godstone, 4m Meet Irene at 10am for 10:15 start at the pond on Godstone Green. Walking via Garston, the Greensand Way and Tilburstow Hill, returning to Godstone for an optional pub lunch. TQ349516 / RH9 8DPGO FURTHER: Wed 15 OCT: Leatherhead (Mole Valley), 7m Generally level walk along the Mole Gap Trail to Westhumble. Have your snack with a view across to Boxhill. Return via Fetcham Downs. Meet Clive for 10.30am start in Young Street free car park off A246, Leatherhead by-pass. TQ163551 / KT22 9BSThu 16 OCT: Moorhouse/Limpsfield Chart, 5m Meet Irene at 10am for 10:15 start. For parking, turn opposite Grasshopper Pub, Westerham Road, Moorhouse and continue on narrow lane for approx m. CP is on right-hand side. Walk begins through the Chart and continues into open fields overlooking the Kent Weald and return by the woodlands. A few stiles. TQ430534 / TN16 2EUGO FURTHER: Fri 17 OCT: Sharpthorne, 6m Meet Irene at 10am for 10:15 start. Park in Finch Field picnic site on the minor road from Intrepid Fox pub (now closed), Sharpthorne and the church in West Hoathly village. A walk along the Sussex Border Path, Highbrook and the Bluebell Railway. Bring a snack. TQ366326 / RH19 4PNMon 20 OCT: Whitedown Lane, 4m Meet Jill at 10:15am for 10:30 start at the NT car park, White Down Lane. Turn north off the A25 at Crossways Farm, east of Abinger Hammer (TQ109474 / RH5 6PZ). Car park is on the left about mile up the lane. Walk through a circuit of Abinger Hammer village, with good views. No steep hills. Optional pub lunch following.Tue 21 OCT: Limpsfield, 5m Walk up to North Downs, Botley Hill & return via Titsey Place. Meet Irene at 10am for 10:15 start at far end of Detillens Lane, Limpsfield village. Off A25 Westerham Rd. TQ404530 / RH8 0DP (T) Bus 236, 594GO FURTHER Tue 21 OCT: Nutfield, 6m Meet Graham at 10am for 10.15 start at Nutfield Priory, Redhill for a surprise walk, quite hilly with lunch on return. From Nutfield on A25 turn south to Priory and keep left to park. RH1 4ELTue 21 OCT: Albury Heath, 4m Meet Ruth & Robert (07798 762383) at 10.15am for 10.30 start at Albury Cricket Ground CP. Scenic, undulating walk over fields and woodland via Albury Warren & Blackheath. Optional Pub refreshments. From A25 follow A248 towards Albury; after 0.3 mile turn left on New Road up the hill following the sign to Farley Green. After m turn right on a lane leading to cricket ground. CP is on right. TQ059469 / GU5 9DBWed 22 OCT: Virginia Water, 4m Easy walk around the lake, through 18th cent landscaped gardens, Roman ruins and Polo fields. Lunch in Savill Gardens restaurant. Meet Lynette at 10:15am for 10:30 start at Savill Gardens car park. From A30 take Wick Rd/Lane signposted Savill Gardens. SU977705 / TW20 0UJ (T) Bus 71Thu 23 OCT: Dormans Park, 4m Meet Graham at 10am for 10.15 start in Furzefield Road, a left turn off Baldwins Hill on the road from Lingfield to East Grinstead. Park at bottom of the hill. Varied walk with two hills, but good terrain & some lovely views. Caf lunch nearby. TQ263495 / RH2 7HGGO FURTHER: Thu 23 OCT: Haslemere (Waverley), 6m Generally easy ascent to Blackdown, at 917ft the highest point in West Sussex, with superb views. The return follows the Serpent Trail. Meet Clive for 10.30am start in the free Recreation Ground car park in Scotland Lane (off A286 Midhurst Road). Bring snack. SU905321 / GU27 3ARGO FURTHER: Fri 24 OCT: Denbies, 7-8m Walk towards Westhumble, ascend to Admiral Way & Polesden Lacey. On return, descend through the vineyards. Lovely views, one steady ascent. Meet Irene at 10am for 10:15 start at Denbies Wine Estate car park. Off A24. TQ166511 / RH5 6AA (T) Bus 465 / Dorking stationMon 27 OCT: Banstead Wood/Kingswood, 3m Meet Sue & Liz at 10am for a 10:15am start in the CP at the Chipstead Valley end of Holly Lane (TQ273583). A walk through woods and farmland. Includes a steady, but not too steep incline. Refreshments available at pubs a short drive away. (T) Chipstead StationTue 28 OCT: Pirbright, 4m Meet Pamela & Martin at 10:15am for 10:30 start at car park on Pirbright village green in Avenue de Cagny. Walk through Brookwood Cemetery, woods and country lanes. Flat with no stiles. Some road walking. Optional pub lunch. SU94260 / GU24 0JJWed 29 OCT: St Marthas & Chantries, 4m Hilly walk with lovely views through woods and open fields. Includes St Marthas Hill & Church. Return via Pilgrims Way. Meet Colin at 10:15am for 10:30 start at Guildford Lane car park. From A248 west of Albury turn north west onto Guildford Lane. CP on left after m. TQ036484 / GU5 9BQWed 29 OCT: Mickleham, 4m Meet Rosemary at 10:15am for 10:30 start in Rykas car park, opposite Burford Bridge Hotel off A24. Varied walk up the back of Box Hill taking in Broadwood Folly and viewpoint, followed by a gentle descent. Toilets in car park. Lunch at Stepping Stones. TQ171521 / RH5 6BXGO FURTHER: Thu 30 OCT: Shackleford (Guildford), 6m A clockwise circuit south of the Hogs Back, passing through Peper Harow before reaching the River Wey at Somerset Bridge. The return is past Cuttmill Pond, and beside The Tarn. Meet Clive for 10.30am start outside Shackleford Post Office (on-street parking). Bring snack. SU935453 / GU8 6AH Mon 3 NOV: Caterham on the Hill, 4m Meet Graham at 10am for 10.15 start in Queens Park Road, nearly opposite the Dene Hospital at the top of Church Hill. A walk over a scenic golf course with one hill and a fairly easy return. GO FURTHER: Tue 4 NOV: The Abingers & Westcott, 7m A decidedly undulating walk with lunch at Westcott. Meet Graham at 10am for 10.15 start at Abinger Roughs car park. Between Abinger Hammer & Wotton on A25 turn north at Crossways Farm (White Down Lane). Car park is m on left. TQ110478Tue 4 NOV: Bishopsgate, 4m Superb views of Windsor Castle, Thames Valley. Undulating walk through Deer Park and the Village. Coffee stop at Olde World Post Office. Pub lunch afterwards. Meet Lynette at 10:15am for 10:30 start at the Bishopsgate entrance. From A30 Egham Hill take A328 through Englefield Green. Left at 3rd mini-roundabout down Bishopsgate Rd to end of park. SU978721 / TW20 0XYWed 5 NOV: Garsons Farm & Esher Common (Elmbridge), 4m Woodland/common walk with two short, but steep climbs. Views over the Mole Valley. Refreshments afterwards in Farm Caf. Meet Barbara & Rosemary at 10:15am for 10:30 start at Garsons Farm car park, Winterdown Road, Esher. TQ124638 / KT10 8LR (T) Bus 515 to West End LaneGO FURTHER: Wed 5 NOV: Gomshall (Guildford), 7m An undulating clockwise circuit through Abinger Common and Holmbury St Mary, with grand views of North Downs, and peaceful woods. Bring snack. Meet Clive for 10.30am start beside Gomshall Mill on A25, Station Road. On-street parking beside recreation field 150 yds along adjacent road, Goose Green. TQ085478 / GU5 9LB (T) Bus 32 Guildford-Dorking-Redhill.Thu 6 NOV: Chaldon, 5m Meet Irene at 10am for 10:15 start. Turn down Church Lane in Chaldon and park opposite the church (opposite Doctors Lane). Enjoy good views, Pilgrims Way and the old Stone Age Path. Flat walk with stiles, possibly muddy. Bring a snack. TQ309556 / CR3 5AFGO FURTHER: Fri 7 NOV: Ardingly, 910m Meet Irene at 10am for 10:15 start in the free car park in Ardingly village, opposite the bakers shop. Enjoy a circuit walk to Balcombe for lunch at the pub or tea rooms. Walk back via the reservoir. TQ348294 / RH17 6ANMon 10 NOV: Reigate, 3-4m Meet Sue & Liz at 10am for 10:15 start at the car park on Reigate Heath, Flanchford Road. Walk through heathland and farm fields with some scenic views. Optional pub lunch nearby. TQ238503 / RH2 8AB (T) Bus 32GO FURTHER: Tue 11 NOV: Titsey & Westerham (Tandridge), 8m Steep hill to start and on through the outskirts of Tatsfield to Westerham for lunch. Return through Moorhouse area. Lots of good views, open fields & woodlands. Meet Graham at 10am for 10.15 start at Titsey Foundation car park at the end of Water Lane, just north of M25. TQ402546GO FURTHER: Wed 12 NOV: Shamley Green (Waverley), 7m Steady ascent to Winterfold Heath, then descent to Rowly, returning along Downs Link path and Wey-South path beside old canal. Bring snack. Meet Clive for 10.30am start outside the Post Office Stores by the green. On-street parking. Bus 53 Guildford-Cranleigh. TQ031437 / GU5 0UBThu 13 NOV: Thu 13 NOV: Lightwater (Surrey Heath), 3m Undulating walk with one hill, good views. No stiles. Optional pub lunch. Meet Pam & Martin at 10:15am for 10:30 start at Lightwater Country Park. Park in the left hand side of Leisure Centre car park. Signed from A322 Lightwater bypass near M3. SU917620 / GU18 5YD Thu 13 NOV: Hedgecourt & Furnace Wood, 4m Meet Graham at 10am for 10.15 start in the lane adjacent to Haskins Garden Centre near junction of B2028 and Effingham Road from Horley. A very varied, flat walk with two lovely lakes, woods and fields and winding paths through Furnace Wood. Refreshments at garden centre. TQ339400 / RH10 3ELMon 17 NOV: Chantries, 2m Meet Jill at 10:30am for 10:45am start at Chantries car park, Pilgrims Way, Guildford, turning east off A281 (Shalford Rd), 1 mile south of Guildford. An undulating walk with stiles, sandy tracks and good views. Optional pub refreshments. TQ003483 / GU4 8AW (T) Bus 32Tue 18 NOV: Old Oxted, 4m Meet Irene at 10am for 10:15 start at end of the Old Godstone Road, in Old Oxted. Enjoy an easy walk across the golf course onto the Greensand Way to circle round Broadham Green and return to the start. TQ382521 / RH8 9JXGO FURTHER: Tue 18 NOV: Reigate & Betchworth, 8m Very varied, scenic walk with lunch at Betchworth. Meet Graham at 10am for 10.15 start at Park Lane East, south of Reigate. From A217, Cockshot Hill turn into Pk Lane E and park just before sharp, left hand bend. TQ253493 / RH2 8BDWed 19 NOV: Painshill Park, Cobham, 4m Meet Rosemary at 10:15am for 10:30 start, via M25 (J10) and A3 Northbound or London A3 Southbound exit 245 towards Cobham. Entrance and free car park in Between Streets, 200m east of A245/A307 roundabout. We will explore this unusual garden landscape. Caf will be open. TQ103603 / KT11 1EJ (T) Bus 515Wed 19 NOV: Witley, 4m Meet Norma at 10:15am for 10:30 start at White Hart pub, Witley. Take A3 to Milford, 2m south turn onto A283. Pub is on left after entering Witley. Undulating walk with woodland gaps offering good views of conservation area. Some stiles. Optional pub lunch afterwards with special senior citizens offer. SU947398 / GU8 5PH (T)GO FURTHER: Wed 19 NOV: Wotton Hatch (Mole Valley), 7m A walk through the Wotton Estate to Friday Street, and returning via Broadmoor and Surreys highest waterfall. Bring snack. Meet Clive for 10.30am start in the free car park behind Wotton Hatch Hotel on A25. Bus 32 Guildford-Dorking-Redhill. TQ126476 / RH5 6QQThu 20 NOV: Epsom Common, 4m Explore Epsom & Ashtead Commons. Visit Roman brick works. Mainly flat, reasonably easy, but can be muddy. Meet Anthony at 9.45am (10am start) at Epsom Common Stew Ponds car park. B280 between Epsom & Malden Rushett. TQ184612 / KT18 7TRThu 20 NOV: Windsor Great Park, 4m Enjoy a mystery walk through hidden paths and little known areas of the park. Optional lunch afterwards. Meet Lynette at 10:15am for 10:30 start at Savill Gardens car park. From A30, take Wick Rd/Lane, signposted Savill Gardens. SU977705 / TW20 0UJThu 20 NOV: Bletchingley, 4m Walk over Castle Hill to Nutfield. Meet Irene for a 10:15am start at Bletchingley playing fields, opposite the Plough pub. TQ329505 / RH1 4PEGO FURTHER: Fri 21 NOV: Hever, 9m A circular walk using the Eden Valley Trail. Meet Irene at 10am for 10.15 start in Hever. Park in the car park opposite the church and behind Henry VIII pub. TQ476448 / TN8 7NHMon 24 NOV: Guildford, 3m Meet Andrew at 10am for 10:15am start outside the main entrance of Guildford Station. Enjoy a walk that takes you along the River Wey to Burpham. Bus back to Guildford for lunch. SU991496Tue 25 NOV: Crockham Hill (Kent), 45m Meet Irene at 10am for 10:15 start in Crockham Hill off the B269, parking in the village. Enjoy a circular walk out of the village walking back along the Vanguard Way. TQ442506 / TN8 6RRGO FURTHER: Tue 25 NOV: Oxshott Heath & Elmbridge Common, 7m A wooded, fairly flat walk through Esher, West End & Anbrook Commons with lunch at Garsons Farm. Meet Graham at 10am for 10.15 start. Up A244 from M25, go through village of Oxshott and immediately after the railway bridge & lights turn left into car park.GO FURTHER: Wed 26 NOV: Shalford (Guildford), 7m Walk beside River Wey, then on to pass Chilworth Manor, and return via the fringe of Blackheath. Bring snack. Meet Clive for 10.30am start outside Shalford station. On-street parking nearby. TQ002470 / GU4 8HAThu 27 NOV: Kenley Common, 4m Meet Graham at 10am for 10.15 start. From A22 at Whyteleafe Sation turn right into Hornchurch Hill and continue into Beverley Road. Park by the houses in m just before a school on the right. A hilly walk over the common towards Old Coulsdon and return over Kenley aerodrome. TQ334590 / CR3 0EXGO FURTHER: Thu 27 NOV: Loxwood, Wey & Arun Canal (West Sussex), 4m + 3m. Figure of 8 walk. 2 easy walks along the partly restored canal and adjacent unspoiled countryside. Meet Colin outside the Canal Centre (using their car park). Take B2133 (off A281). CP immediately left at Onslow Arms Pub (after bridge). Morning walk, meet at 10.15am for 10.30 start. Afternoon walk, 2pm start. Pub lunch or picnic. TQ041311 / RH14 0RDGO FURTHER: Fri 28 NOV: Horsted Keynes/Lingfield, 8m Meet Irene at 10am for a 10:15am start at Horsted Keynes free car park. Enjoy a walk using the Sussex Border Path and golf course to Lingfield for picnic lunch. Return by undulating fields and crossing the Bluebell Railway to the village. TQ384281 / RH17 7AEMon 1 DEC: Woking, 5m Meet Andrew at 10am for 10:15 start outside Woking Station on the High Street side. Enjoy a walk along the Basingstoke Canal from Woking to New Haw. Train back from Byfleet & New Haw station to Woking for lunch. TQ006587 / GU21 6BGMon 1 DEC: Bletchingley, 2m Meet Sue & Liz at 10am for 10:15 start at the war memorial in Bletchingley High Street on A25. A walk across gently sloping fields, past the gatehouse to the medieval palace. Pub refreshments. TQ326507 / RH1 4PB (T)GO FURTHER: Tue 2 DEC: Reigate Hill, 7m A loop through Gatton Park and then to Mugswell for lunch at the Well House. Return through Lower Kingswood. Meet Graham at 10am for 10.15 start in the car park at the top of Reigate Hill. TQ263524 / RH2 9RPWed 3 DEC: Savill Gardens, 4m Meet Lynette at 10:15am for 10:30 start at Savill Garden car park, or park outside. From A30 take Wick Road/Lane, signposted Savill Garden. Enjoy a walk around and through the Savill garden (free in December). Optional lunch afterwards. SU977705 / TW20 0UJ (T) Bus 71GO FURTHER: Wed 3 DEC: West Horsley (Guildford), 7m Having risen gently through The Sheepleas, pass three of the Lovelace bridges, and on to join the North Downs Way. Descend through farmland with good views northwards. Bring snack. Meet Clive for 10.30am start in the free main car park to the rear of St Marys church off A246 (Epsom Road). Bus 479 Guildford-Leatherhead-Epsom. TQ088525 / KT24 6APThu 4 DEC: Deers Leap Park & Weir Wood, 4m Undulating walk with lovely views & walking beside Weir Wood, returning near Standen. Meet Graham at 10am for 10:15 start at Deers Leap Park, Saint Hill, just outside East Grinstead. From Felbridge , A264 at second set of lights, turn right up Imberhorne Lane. Go over B2110 and on to a small green. Bear right and Deers Leap Pk is on the right, near Saint Hill. TQ384358 / RH19 4NGGO FURTHER: Fri 5 DEC: Toys Hill, 8m Meet Irene at 10am for 10.15 start at Toys Hill. Circular Walk around the Kent Weald, bring packed lunch. TQ470515 / TN16 1QP Tue 9 DEC: Chaldon, 4m Meet Graham at 10am for 10.15 start at Surrey National Golf Course off Rook Lane, near Chaldon. An undulating, scenic walk in the Happy Valley, followed by Christmas Lunch, 22.50 (4 courses) or 20 (3 courses). Booking and 5 deposit required, to Graham on 01342 323371 or on a walk.Wed 10 DEC: Shackleford (Guildford), 2 or 3m Walk through beautiful conservation area, through a small hamlet & church. Optional walk length. Pub lunch. Meet Norma at 10:45am for 11am start at Cyder House, Peperharow Lane, Shackleford. From A3, take Shackleford exit, 4m south of Guildford. Left at post office to Peperharow Lane. SU935452 / GU8 6ANWed 10 DEC: Polesden Lacey, 4m Meet Barbara at 10:15am for 10:30 start in the Polesden Lacey NT car park. Walk from the Estate through woodland and open countryside. Refreshments available in the National Trust restaurant. TQ136522 / RH5 6BD Thu 11 DEC: Banstead Woods, 34m Meet Irene at 10am for 10:15 start on Holly Lane, Banstead. Enjoy a woodland walk with good views. An easy circuit very suitable for new walkers. Coffee stop en route. TQ273583 / CR5 3NRGO FURTHER: Thu 11 DEC: Witley (Waverley), 6m Varied walk via Sandhills & Enton, rolling grassland, woods, fields & ponds. Bring snack. Meet Clive for 10.30am start in free parking area in Church Lane, 125 yds beyond All Saints church, Witley. SU945395 / GU8 5PW. Stagecoach bus 71 Guildford-HaslemereThu 11 DEC: GO50 Christmas Dinner, La Meridiana, East Horsley. 7pm for 7.30pm. 25.20 for 3 courses including service. Ask walk leader for flyer or contact Colin on 01483 533122 for details.GO FURTHER: Fri 12 DEC: Scearn Bank, 4m Enjoy a circular walk around Limpsfield Chart. Meet Irene at 10am for 10:15 start in Scearn Bank car park on Limpsfield Chart off B269. Go past the church and first car park on left to the Scearn Bank car park on the right. TQ426518 / RH8 0TBMon 15 DEC: Guildford Town Bridge, 2m Flat riverside walk to St Catherines and return through fields. Possibly muddy. Pub refreshments. Meet Jill at 10:15am for 10:30am start at Town Bridge, bottom of Guildford High St. SU994493 / GU1 3DG (T) Guildford station / bus station Tue 16 DEC: Godstone Mince Pie walk, 5m Meet Irene at 10am for 10.15 start at Godstone Green, opp. White Hart. Undulating, muddy walk with some stiles. Mince pies/hot drinks at Scout HQ, Godstone Green afterwards. TQ349516 / RH9 8DPWed 17 DEC: Denbies, 4m Meet Rosemary & Barbara at 10:15am for 10:30 start at Denbies Wine Estate off A24 north of Dorking. Varied walk through the vineyard, onto Ranmore and back along the North Downs Way. One steady climb, no stiles and gentle descent. Lovely views! TQ166511 / RH5 6AA (T) Dorking stationThu 18 DEC: Chobham Common, 7m Moderate, mainly level walk over mixed heathland and woodland in Chobham Common Nature Reserve. Paths generally good, can become waterlogged after heavy rain. Total ascent 250 Feet. Optional lunch en route at the Four Horseshoes PH. Meet Peter at the free Nature Reserve Car Park by the intersection of Chobam Road B383 and Chertsey Road B386. SU966650 / GU24 8TL Sat 20 DEC: Epsom Common, 4m Explore Epsom & Ashtead Commons. Visit Roman brick works. Mainly flat, reasonably easy, but can be muddy. Meet Anthony at 9.45am (10am start) at Epsom Common Stew Ponds car park. B280 between Epsom & Malden Rushett. TQ184612 / KT18 7TRTue 23 DEC: Copthorne, 6m Meet Irene at 10am for 10.15 start near Haskins Garden Centre, Snowhill Lane, Copthorne. Park in adjacent road. TQ339400 / RH10 3ELTue 30 DEC: Savill Gardens, 4m Meet Lynette at 10:15am for 10:30 start at Savill Garden car park or park outside. From A30 take Wick Road/Lane, signposted Savill Garden. Enjoy a walk around and through the Savill garden (free in December). Optional lunch afterwards. SU977705 / TW20 0UJ (T) Bus 71GO FURTHER: Tue 30 DEC: Headley, 6-7m Meet Graham at 10am for 10.15 start at the Headley Hills pub (formerly The Cock Inn) in Headley Village. Fairly hilly walk with lunch on return. TQ205548 / KT18 6LEGO50 CYCLING: OCT-DEC 2014GO50 Cycling is a programme of organised off-road riding. All rides meet 10am, start 10.15am and last approximately three hours. For your own safety and comfort please bring a bike suitable for off-road cycling. Wear a cycle helmet (strongly advised) and suitable clothing. Bring waterproofs, a drink and a snack. Ride lengths are between 10-20 miles. Grading: (1) = Easy, (2) = Intermediate, (3) = Challenging. Grade 1 suitable for those who have done some cycling. Rides suitable for Beginners are indicated in the programme. If you have any doubts about your off-road cycling ability, we recommend you try a Grade 1 ride first.Thu 2 OCT: Albury (3) 14m Ride along North Downs Way to Picketts Hole and back via Abinger Roughs, some hills but worth it for lovely scenery. Meet Barry at The Drummond Arms - TQ049478 / GU5 9AGMon 6 OCT: Chaldon (3)14m Heading west towards Happy Valley and Farley Down. Lots of woodland trails. MeetGwynat The Harrow Inn, Stanstead Road, Chaldon. TQ326539 /CR3 6AJWed 8 OCT: Ripley (1) 14m Easy ride along the River Wey to Thames. Wonderful views. Meet Tony at Ripley Green, behind the Half Moon Pub. TQ054570 / GU23 6ANFri 10 OCT: Elstead Road Ride (3) 25m Mainly quiet lanes with some challenging hills and a brisker pace. Meet John J at Elstead Mill. GU8 6LETue 14 OCT: Frimley (2) 13m A tour around Chobham Ridges, across heath, through woodland & by the canal. No road (hardly). Meet John D at Pine Ridge Golf Club. Park at western end of CP. SU907588 / GU16 9NXFri 17 OCT: Bookham (1 & 3) Meet Kevin & David L at Ye Old Windsor Castle, Little Bookham. TQ128 539 / KT23 3AA. Two rides. Either Polesden Lacey & Ranmore (3) Includes one technically challenging, but very enjoyable downhill section. Or Wisley via Bookham Cmn & Effingham Junction (1) 15m Across Bookham Common to Chatley Semiphore Tower, then a run down the runway at Wisley airfield before returning via Ockham. Mainly flat but a few rises and some roads. May be muddy in places. Both rides start from Windsor Castle. NB It is Kevins birthday and he will be buying everyone a drink afterwards!Mon 20 OCT: Friday Street (3) 10m Technical ride for experienced, confident riders. Meet Mike at Friday Street car park. Turn off A25 at Manor Farm, Wotton into Hollow Lane. After 1m turn left into Friday Street Rd. Car park is m on right (watch out for low entrance height). TQ126457 / RH5 6JR. (Lunch at The Volunteer, RH5 6PR)Wed 22 OCT: Earlswood Lakes (2) 19m Ride will initially be on the N21 towards Horley and back via Smallfield and Outwood. Mostly level tracks with some road cycling. Meet Frank at the Earlswood Lakes car park height restriction at the entrance. TQ270483 / RH2 7QBFri 24 OCT: Wimbledon Common (1) 14m Through Richmond Park and over Wimbledon Common to the Windmill (for coffee), back via Putney Common, Richmond and Ham Gate. One long but moderate climb to the Windmill (213m ascent/descent). Meet David L at Pembroke Lodge, Richmond Gate. TQ187729 / TW10 5HXMon 27 OCT: Mogador (2)15m To Tattenham Corner and back. Some new bits. MeetGwynat the Sportsman pub, Mogador. TQ239532 / KT20 7ESTue 28 OCT: Shamley Green (1) 14m An easy ride using tracks, quiet lanes and the Downs Link. Meet Gerry at Shamley Green. Please park, with consideration for residents, around the green or along Hullbrook Lane. TQ032438 / GU5 0UBThu 30 OCT: Bookham maintaining your bike session with ride to follow (2) GO50 cycle leaders share their vast experience of off-road cycling, show you how to set up your bike & some basic maintenance tips, followed by a level 2 ride. Meet Geoff at Ye Old Windsor Castle, Little Bookham. TQ128 539 / KT23 3AAMon 3 NOV: Old Coulsdon (2) 12m Meet Frank at The Fox, set back from the road on Coulsdon Common. Ride down the hills and back again. TQ318569 / CR3 5QS Wed 5 NOV: Gomshall (3) A fairly hard grade 3 ride with a long arduous uphill section, finishing with the legendary Summer Lightning - a technically stretching downhill section. Meet Kevin at Gomshall Railway Station. TQ089479 / GU5 9NX. Lunch at The Compasses. Fri 7 NOV: Bushy Park (1) 12m Along towpath by Hampton Court Palace to Kingston, then onto Ham & Richmond Pk returning via Teddington. Lunch at Kings Arms or Pheasantry. Meet Barry at Diana Fountain car park in Bushy Park. TQ159693 / TW11 0EWTue 11 NOV: Horton Country Park (1) 15m Mainly flat route (195m ascent/descent). Explore Horton Country Park, the Hogsmill, Nonsuch and Ashtead Common. Meet David L at the Woodman, Barnett Wood Lane, Ashtead. TQ179586 / KT21 2DAThu 13th NOV: Mogador (2)15m To Fannys Farm and back via Banstead Heath and North Downs.Mostly smooth tracks and roads. One moderate gravel climb. MeetGwynat the Sportsman pub, Mogador. TQ239532 / KT20 7ESFri 14 NOV: Swinley Forest (2 & 3) Purpose built MTB centre to test your riding skills on oodles of lovely single-track. Lots of fun, but will be challenging, so not for beginners!! Meet John D at Foresters Arms in Bagshot, on A30. SU906626 / GU19 5DHMon 17 NOV: Tilford (2) 12m Undulating terrain taking in Hankley Common, then trails skirting Frensham Common, Bourne Woods, Crooksbury Common. No major hills, but some steady climbs. Steepest climbs are on tarmac. Possible mud patches. Meet Maggie at Stockbridge car park, Tilford Rd, Tilford. SU876427 / GU10 2DDWed 19 NOV: Godstone (2) Meet Frank at the Inn on the Pond, Merstham (TQ301516). Firm ride, mainly off-road, in delightful East Surrey countryside. Refuel stop half-way. Inn on the Pond, RH1 4EU Thu 20 NOV: Hurtmore (2) Meet Keith at the Squirrel Inn, Hurtmore. From A3 south of Guildford, take the exit signed Hurtmore. An easy, longer ride over common land to Thursley. SU948453 / GU7 2RNMon 24 NOV: Tandridge (3) 16mUp and along the North Downs & back. Scenic climbs, interesting descents. Coffee stop half way. MeetGwynatThe Haycutter pub, 69 Tanhouse Road, Oxted, RH8 9PE. At Broadham Green about 1m south of A25 at Old Oxted. TQ390514Thu 27 NOV: Walton on Thames (1) Meet Geoff at the The Weir, Walton on Thames. Leisurely ride up the River Thames and Wey. TQ094665 / KT12 2JBFri 28 NOV: Ludshott Common (1/2) 11m Meet Sue at the public car park just off B3002 Headley Road, 1 miles west of Grayshott (SU853358). Firm sand in open heathland. Lunch at Fox & Pelican, GU26 6LGMon 1 DEC: Sidney Wood (1) 14m Woodland tracks, farmland and quiet roads around Dunsfold. Some undulations, but no long or steep hills. Meet Gerry at the Forestry Commission car park at Sidney Wood. TQ026350 / GU68HU.Wed 3 DEC: Headley (2/3) 12m Heathland and some single track around Headley, Walton & Mickleham. Steady pace. Meet Mike at The Headley Hills pub (formerly The Cock Inn) in Headley. TQ205548 / KT18 6LEThu 4 DEC: Mogador (3) 17m A new ride heading North West insearchof cake.MeetGwynat the Sportsman pub, Mogador. TQ239532 / KT20 7ESMon 8 DEC: Kenley Common/Happy Valley new ride (3) 10m New ride with some quite severe hills. However, if necessary, riders are encouraged to get off and walk the more difficult sections! Meet Frank at the Fox, set back from the road on Coulsdon Common. TQ318569 / CR3 5QSTue 9 DEC: Aldershot (1) 10m A gentle paced ride with good views in the local countryside. Meet Sue at the Aldershot Garrison Church car park, Farnborough Road. SU853511 / GU11 1QAThu 11 DEC: Elstead Xmas Lunch Rides (2/3) 10-12m Varied terrain avoiding mud, if possible. Some slightly technical and steep stuff. Shorter ride for timely return. Meet John J at Elstead Mill. GU8 6LEMon 15 DEC: Englefield Green (1) 17m Ride along the Jubilee River and Thames, viewing Eton College and Windsor Castle. Mainly on tarmac and firm surfaces. Generally level, with good climb at end. Meet John D by Englefield Green. Park in the bay between cricket pavilion and Bishopsgate Road. SU991717 / TW20 0YX. Lunch at Barley Mow. Wed 17 DEC: Ripley (1) 14m Decorate your bike for Christmas! Easy ride along the River Wey to Thames. Wonderful views. Meet Tony at Ripley Green, behind the Half Moon Pub. TQ054570 / GU23 6ANFri 19 DEC: Chilworth (3) Over Blackheath & Farley Heath to Winterfold with lovely views to the South Downs. Meet Nick at Percy Arms, Chilworth. TQ030472 / GU4 8NPTue 23 DEC: West Horsley (3) 15m Hilly ride along tracks and some quiet roads taking in Sheepleas & North Downs. Meet Tony at King William IV pub, The Street, West Horsley. A246 from East Clandon, left at roundabout down The Street. TQ080536 / KT24 6BGTue 30 DEC: Ash Ranges (1 & 2) Meet Keith at the Cricketers Pub, Pirbright (SU947559). Ride the military land, not often open, along mixed tracks and off-road.GO50 NORDIC WALKING: OCT-DEC 2014GO50 offers a variety of led Nordic Walks in different areas, with some regular walks in the same area each month. Please bring your own Nordic poles, wear suitable clothing & footwear and bring waterproofs, a drink & snack. Most walks cross stiles. These walks are for people who have been trained in Nordic Walking technique: they are not for instruction. We can provide information on Nordic Walking training & poles.Thu 2 OCT: Whitmoor and Rickford Commons (Guildford), 4m Meet Steve & Janet at 10:15am for 10:30 start at Salt Box road car park between A322 and A320 north of Guildford (SU983530). Circular walk through heathland and woods with a slow uphill climb. No stiles, but can be muddy in places.Thu 9 OCT: Thursley & Hankley Commons (Waverley), 6m Open heathland, good views, little shade. Stony, sandy tracks. Short, steep inclines. Could be muddy. Refreshments after. Meet Michael & Penny at 10:15am for 10:30 start at Elstead Moat CP. On Thursley Rd, south of Elstead. SU899416 / GU8 6LWTue 14 OCT: Horsell Common (Woking - monthly), 3m Circular walk, coffee stop halfway. No stiles, but may be muddy. Meet Maureen & Sybil at 10:15am for 10:30 start at Sandy Track CP, Horsell Common. From Shores Rd go 100yds down Sandy Track. TQ005602 / GU21 4HPThu 6 NOV: Chobham Common (Surrey Heath), 4m Varied woodland to Common (Site of Special Scientific Interest). Level walk, few stiles, some mud. Pub refreshments. Meet Steve & Janet at 10:15am for 10:30 start at Fish Pond free CP, Gracious Pond Rd, Chobham. A319 east from Chobham, left into Stonehill Rd, after 1m left into Gracious Pond Rd. SU995635 / GU24 8EXFri 7 NOV: Wotton Hatch, 5m Meet Gill & Elly at 10.15am for 10.30 start at Wotton Hatch pub car park on A25 between Dorking & Guildford. Beautiful walk through fields and wooded areas, some easy hills.Pub refreshments afterwards. TQ125476Tue 11 NOV: Horsell Common (Woking - monthly), 3m Circular walk, coffee stop halfway. No stiles, but may be muddy. Meet Maureen & Sybil at 10:15am for 10:30 start at Sandy Track CP, Horsell Common. From Shores Rd go 100yds down Sandy Track. TQ005602 / GU21 4HPThu 20 NOV: Elstead & Bagmoor Common Nature Reserve (new walk), 5mMeet Penny and Michael at 10.15am for 10.30 start at Staceys Farm Road, Elstead for a lovely, mostly level & peaceful walk with no roads. Park at the side of Staceys Farm Road or in the layby in Elstead Rd. Refreshments afterwards. SU906436 / nearby postcode GU8 6EN Fri 28 NOV: Abinger Roughs (Mole Valley), 5m Pleasant walk through woods & farmland with great views. Some stiles. Refreshments afterwards. Meet Gill & Elly at 10:15am (10:30 start) at Abinger Roughs NT car park, bottom of White Down Lane off A25. TQ110478Thu 4 DEC: Pirbright & Brookwood Cemetery (Guildford), 5m Level walk, no stiles, some mud. Includes parts of Basingstoke Canal and historic Brookwood Cemetery (use paws). Pub refreshments. Meet Steve & Janet at 10:15am for 10:30 start at Pirbright village green CP. SU948559 / GU24 0JTTue 9 DEC: Horsell Common (Woking - monthly), 3m Circular walk, coffee stop halfway. No stiles, but may be muddy. Meet Maureen & Sybil at 10:15am for 10:30 start at Sandy Track CP, Horsell Common. From Shores Rd go 100yds down Sandy Track. TQ005602 / GU21 4HPThu 11 DEC: Alice Holt Forest, 7m Easy, slightly undulating woodland walk within the ancient varied forest of Alice Holt. Firm underfoot and no stiles. Caf en route. Meet Michael & Penny at Gravel Hill Rd car park. From A31, 3m west of Farnham, turn south opposite Bull Inn (signed to Research Station) into Gravel Hill Rd. CP is m after the railway bridge down a track on right. SU802433 / GU10 5JDFri 12 DEC: Shere to Peaslake (Guildford), 6m A walk to Peaslake and back, with shady lanes, open fields & good views. Coffee stop halfway. Meet Gill & Elly at 10:15am for 10:30 start at Shere Common Hurtwood Control car park No. 7 on Shere Heath. Drive through Shere village, past the pubs and up Sandy Lane. At top of hill turn right (signed Little London & Albury). If you cross the railway bridge youve gone too far! Soon after turning the CP is on left. Nearest postcode GU5 9DG or GU5 9QLGO50, Age UK Surrey, Rex House, William Rd, Guildford GU1 4QZ, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301483 534706, www.ageuk.org.uk/surrey/activities--events