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Day Walks and Day Events in 2017
Saturday January 28: Happy Valley Rules OK! North Downs
Meet Coulsdon South Station 09.46 (Victoria 09.09; East Croydon 09.34 – check!). Route: Farthing Down, Happy Valley, Chaldon village, North Downs Way to the The Harrow pub (lunch), Hilltop Farm, Court Farm, Happy Valley, Coulsdon South Station. 11miles [E146].
Saturday February 11: Luncheon Walk from Hambleden, near Henley-on Thames, Bucks
The Main Walk (c.8 miles before lunch).
Meet Henley-on-Thames Station 10.02 (Paddington 08.57, Reading 09.33, Twyford 09.50 – check! Then cars to Hambleden, Car Park SU785865) Route: Hambleden, Ridge Wood, Gussetts Wood, Southend, Turville Court, Poynatts Wood, Elmdown, Skirmett (lunch at The Frog), Hatchet Wood, 173, Beeches Farm, Pheasant’s Hill, Hambleden. Total walk c.12 miles [E171].
Easy Pace Walk (4 miles before lunch) Meet Henley-on-Thames Station 10.02 (Paddington 08.57, Reading 09.33, Twyford 09.50 – check! Then cars to Hambleden, Car Park SU785865) Route: Hambleden, Pheasant’s Hill, Beeches Farm, Parmoor Cottages, 173, Hatchet Wood, Skirmett (lunch at the Frog), Arizona Farm, Colstrope Farm, Hambleden. Total walk 6½miles [E171].
To select walk and to book lunch by 4 February at the latest, please see members area of the website
Saturday March 4: North Yorkshire Moors
Meet 10.00 at Lastingham Church gate (SE728905). Route: Lastingham Village, Bank Top, Rosedale Abbey, Northdale Rigg, River Seven Valley, and return. 10 miles, bring your own lunch. [OL26].
Saturday March 4: Surrey, Sussex and Shelley
Meet Ockley station 09.36 (Victoria 08.31; Dorking Main 09.24). Route: Birches Wood, Oakwood, Walliswood (Scarlett Arms – lunch), North River, Warnham Station (trains to: Victoria via Ockley and Dorking main; Horsham). 10.3 miles. [L187; E134 and 146].
Saturday May 20: Yorkshire Three Peaks
Meet 09.00 at Ribblehead Road Junction (within sight of railway viaduct). 37km with 1600m of ascent over Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent. [OL2] Optional weekend accommodation at Helwith Bridge (see UK meets).
Sunday May 21: Exploration of a Yorkshire Cave
Calf Holes to Browgill. Meet 09-00 at the YSS Bunkhouse at Helwith Bridge. [OL2] Optional weekend accommodation at Helwith Bridge (see UK meets).
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 18 January 2017]