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Day Walks and Day Events in 2016
Saturday September 3: Sole Street and the North Downs.
Meet Sole Street station 09.25 (London Victoria 08.34 – check!), CP £2.50. Henley Street, Cobham Park, Upper Bush, North Downs Way (picnic – no pub, bring own food and drink), Dode church, Luddesdown, Sole Street. 14.5 miles. [E148].
Saturday October 1: The Rupert Brooke Walk, Bucks.
Meet Wendover Station 09.45 (Marylebone 08.57, Great Missenden 09.38 – check!). Wendover, Chequers (view), Parslow’s Hillock (Lunch at the Pink and Lily), Hampden, Prestwood, Great Missenden Station. c.13 miles [E181].
Saturday October 8: SGM and 2016 AGM.
This will be held in the afternoon, preceded by a Special General Meeting at the Hollowford Centre, Castleton, Hope Valley, S33 8WB followed by (optional) AGM dinner which must be booked in advance by 12 September. For details sae or e-mail to AAC(UK) Office. See also under UK Meets.
Saturday October 22: Leith Hill, Surrey.
Meet at Dorking Main Station 10.11 (Waterloo 09.24 – check!) Rose Hill, Bents Brook, Holmwood Common, South Holmwood, Coldharbour (lunch), Leith Hill, Broadmoor Wootton, National Trust (under Ranmore), Dorking. 14 miles (E146).
Saturday November 5: Surrey’s Atlantic Wall.
Meet Haslemere Station 09.20 (Waterloo 08.30, Guildford 09.04; car drivers park at Milford, then take the 09.05 to Haslemere – check!). Devil’s Punchbowl (W side), Hankley Common, Atlantic Wall, Thursley Common, Thursley (lunch), Forked Pond, Rodborough Common, Witley Common, Milford Station. 14 miles [LR186, OL33(E133) and E145].
Saturday November 19: Exploring the Surrey/Hampshire Border.
Meet Farnham station 09.25 (Waterloo 08.23 -check!). Farnham Castle, Old Park Stables, Old Park, Stocks Copse, Wallfield Copse, Bentley (lunch), Bentley Station, Wrecclesham, Passmore Bridge, Farnham station. 11 miles, [E 144 and 145].
Saturday November 26: Thames Valley Glühwein
Meet at Goring & Streatley station 10.06 (Paddington 08.50; car drivers park at Pangbourne, then take10.01 to Goring station – check!). Figure of 6 walk via Thames Path, Pangbourne, Tidmarsh (choice of pub lunch or picnic), Purley (Glühwein), Pangbourne station. 11.5 miles. [LR 174, 175, E171,159]
Notes: Pangbourne and Goring are both on the same train line. If travelling from London direction buy return ticket to Goring & Streatley. If travelling from Oxford direction buy return ticket to Pangbourne.
Car drivers: there are car parks at both stations. There is free parking at both recreation grounds. Pangbourne Recreation ground is at end of Thames Avenue, Grid ref: SU637767.
Friday January 13: New Year Dinner.
18.30 for 19.00 at the Spaghetti House, Goodge Street, London.
Notes regarding Day Walks
This walking programme provides an opportunity for members to meet one another and keep their walking fitness while not in the Alps.
Most of the walks in the South of England are organised to start at a Railway Station with a train connection to a central London Mainline Station, and often connections to regional stations too, although details of these are not usually given.
Most of the Southern walks, and some Northern walks, have a pub stop for lunch, followed by the second stage of the walk in the afternoon. Please do not consume your own food or drink in the pubs. Pubs often prefer you to remove your boots, or put plastic bags over them.
Do you need to book for a Day Walk? Simply arrive at meeting place. At railway stations meet outside the main entrance.
If severe weather warnings are given, phone the organiser. Maps are Ordnance Survey Land Ranger 1:50,000 (LR), Explorer Outdoor Leisure (OL) and Explorer 1:25,000 (E).
Please do not consume your own food or drink at the pubs without landlord’s consent.
Walk start times are usually based around the published railway timetables. Be aware that these times can change at short notice due to essential railway maintenance work, so please check before you set out. If Walk Leaders let the Webmaster know of any changes, this list can be speedily updated.
The AAC(UK) recognises that climbing, hill and country walking and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.
Under the Club rules, the Club, its officers, committee members and persons acting on behalf of the Club cannot be held liable for any loss or injury occurring to any participant while taking part in its activities.
[Updated 30 August 2016]