Join us for a winter walk in the Surrey Hills on Saturday 2 March 2019.
This walk will provide a great opportunity to get out in the local countryside and meet with other BMC members whilst enjoying a fine hill walk.
Start Point: Haslemere rail station (main entrance) (SU 897329)
Start Time: 10:30 (prompt)
End Point: Haslemere rail station
End Time: 16:00 (approx.)
Distance: 16km (10 miles)
Total Ascent: 450m (1,500 feet)
This circular walk visits a part of the Surrey Hills AONB famed for myths, legends and even a few ghosts. After leaving Haslemere station the route briefly follows the Greensand Way to Hindhead Common, at which point the trail is left and a path leads along the edge of the valley to the National Trust café and viewpoint overlooking the Devil’s Punch Bowl with far reaching views to the South to enjoy along the way. The route circumnavigates the large natural amphitheatre escarpment including a brief descent into Highcombe Bottom before arriving at the monument on Gibbet Hill, once an area of disrepute due to the activities of highwaymen and robbers, now a popular visitor spot. At 272 meters it is the second highest hill in the Surrey Hills offering more far reaching views, this time to the north. Leaving the high point, a steady woodland walk is taken back to Haslemere.
Find out more about the Surrey Hills AONB
As the walk is taking place in March and mainly follows non-metalled tracks it is essential that a good pair of walking boots is worn with a decent sole to aid with stability on the muddy and slippery sections.
For further information about the walk, see the attached pre-event information sheet.
To assist with the planning of the walk, if you would like to attend please send an email to BMC London & SE Area volunteer hill walking rep Chris Stone: firstname.lastname@example.org