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<p>WEEKLY WALKS</p> <p>GO50 COMPLETE PROGRAMME</p> <p>Guided outdoor activities for the 50 plus age group</p> <p>WALKING, CYCLING &amp; NORDIC WALKING </p> <p>in &amp; around Surrey</p> <p>OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2014</p> <p>The 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.</p> <p>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 &amp; 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. </p> <p>For further information about the GO50 programme or if you are interested in becoming a volunteer activity leader, phone 01483 534706; email go50@ageuksurrey.org.uk; write to GO50, Age UK Surrey, Rex House, William Road, Guildford GU1 4QZ or visit our website at www.ageuk.org.uk/surrey/activities--events</p> <p>WEEKLY WALKS</p> <p>Our 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.</p> <p>WEDNESDAYS: Park Barn Centre, Park Barn Drive, Guildford GU2 8EN </p> <p>10:30am 11:30am </p> <p>THURSDAYS: St Johns Centre, 222 Epsom Road, Merrow, Guildford GU4 7AA </p> <p>10am 11am</p> <p>THURSDAYS: Leatherhead Leisure Centre, Hawks Hill, Fetcham KT22 9BL </p> <p>10:30am 11.45am</p> <p>GO50 / GO FURTHER WALKS: OCT-DEC 2014</p> <p>GO50 walks are between 2 - 5 miles in length. To estimate the duration allow hour per mile. </p> <p>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 &amp; food.</p> <p>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 6SS</p> <p>Thu 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.</p> <p>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 9AE</p> <p>GO 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 &amp; return on a high ridge escarpment. One steep hill. Good coffee break en route and optional pub lunch at the end. TQ486518 / TN14 6JW</p> <p>Mon 6 OCT: Brockham, 3m Meet Sue &amp; 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 32</p> <p>Mon 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)</p> <p>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 7QS</p> <p>Wed 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 71</p> <p>Thu 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. </p> <p>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 8RB</p> <p>Mon 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 7QB</p> <p>GO 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 5QW</p> <p>Tue 14 OCT: Epsom Common, 4m Explore Epsom &amp; 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 &amp; Malden Rushett. TQ184612 / KT18 7TR</p> <p>Tue 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 8DP</p> <p>GO 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 9BS</p> <p>Thu 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 2EU</p> <p>GO 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 4PN</p> <p>Mon 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.</p> <p>Tue 21 OCT: Limpsfield, 5m Walk up to North Downs, Botley Hill &amp; 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, 594</p> <p>GO 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 4EL</p> <p>Tue 21 OCT: Albury Heath, 4m Meet Ruth &amp; 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 &amp; 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 9DB</p> <p>Wed 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 71</p> <p>Thu 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 &amp; some lovely views. Caf lunch nearby. TQ263495 / RH2 7HG</p> <p>GO 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 3AR</p> <p>GO FURTHER: Fri 24 OCT: Denbies, 7-8m Walk towards Westhumble, ascend to Admiral Way &amp; 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 station</p> <p>Mon 27 OCT: Banstead Wood/Kingswood, 3m Meet Sue &amp; 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 Station</p> <p>Tue 28 OCT: Pirbright, 4m Meet Pamela &amp; 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 0JJ</p> <p>Wed 29 OCT: St Marthas &amp; Chantries, 4m Hilly walk with lovely views through woods and open fields. Includes St Marthas Hill &amp; 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 9BQ</p> <p>Wed 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 6BX</p> <p>GO 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 </p> <p>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. </p> <p>GO FURTHER: Tue 4 NOV: The Abingers &amp; 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 &amp; Wotton on A25 turn north at Crossways Farm (White Down Lane). Car park is m on left. TQ110478</p> <p>Tue 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 0XY</p> <p>Wed 5 NOV: Garsons Farm &amp; 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 &amp; 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 Lane</p> <p>GO 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.</p> <p>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 5AF</p> <p>GO 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 6AN</p> <p>Mon 10 NOV: Reigate, 3-4m Meet Sue &amp; 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 32</p> <p>GO FURTHER: Tue 11 NOV: Titsey &amp; Westerham (Tandridge), 8m Steep hill to start and on through the outskirts of Tatsfield to Westerham for lunch. Return through Moorhouse area. Lots of g...</p>

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