DATE:Saturday 11 December 2021
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HIKING DIFFICULTY:Distance: 21km.
Difficulty: Easy to medium.
CATEGORIES:Bridge, Canal, Church, Countryside, Hills, Nature reserve, Panoramic views, River, Town, Villages, Animals, Woodland, Boats
COST:This amazing trip costs £29.00 .
WHAT'S INCLUDED: This includes the well-organised trip with all of the logistics and route planned, 2-way transport, and some awesome hike buddies.
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED: We don't normally go inside buildings or attractions that charge an entry fee unless stated in the "Extra Activity Costs" section below.
EXTRA ACTIVITY COSTS:No extra activity costs.
HIGHLIGHTS:– Follow the tranquil River Wey with it’s lovely green views and canal boats.
– Hike along the North Downs Way National Trail.
– Climb to the hilltop church of St Martha-on-the-Hill for spectacular panoramic views.
– Have lunch in the pretty village of Albury.
– Explore the sandy heathlands and wood around the village of Blackheath.
– Walk past Great Tangley Manor, a 1000 year-old Grade 1 listed building which was described in the Domesday Book in 1086 as a royal hunting lodge.
DEPARTURE:MEETING TIME: 08:05 . We'll leave the departure point after 5 mins so you must arrive well before then.
MEETING LOCATION: Pret A Manger, opposite platform 12, Waterloo Station
MAP: [Google Maps] [Citymapper]
RETURN TO LONDON:ARRIVAL TIME: 18:30
ARRIVAL LOCATION: Same as departure location. Note that we have group tickets and you need to return with us to the departure location.
TRIP UPDATES:No updates.
NOTE:– Check the Transport For London website (https://tfl.gov.uk) for details of any issues on the public transport network on this date, and use the journey planner to find the best way to arrive at our morning meeting point on time.
– You are responsible for your personal safety and your belongings at all times.
– Details of our trip may be changed to ensure that our trip runs smoothly, so you should check this event description and the updates section regularly, before coming on the trip and also during the trip if you break away from the group.
– You should buy your own travel insurance.
– There are no refunds unless we cancel the trip, and places are non-transferable.
COVID-19 SAFETY:– As an organised group we can currently run day trips and hikes with up to 30 people.
– We are still required to follow Covid rules and restrictions laid down by the government, the NHS, the transport companies, and the places we visit. You are personally responsible so please stay aware of this.
– Please bring and wear a face mask where appropriate, maintain social distancing, and bring your own hand sanitiser gel and use this regularly throughout the day.
WHAT TO BRING:– CLOTHING: It's always good to be prepared so we'd recommend always wearing footwear that is comfortable and supportive and suitable for walking/hiking on all terrain. The weather can change so bring some extra warm layers, a waterproof jacket, a hat and sunglasses, and it can be helpful to carry it in a light bag or rucksack.
– FOOD & DRINK: Bring a large bottle of water, and for hikes you should bring a packed lunch as we may have lunch somewhere scenic and away from shops.