Saturday 15 October 2016: Brookwood Cemetery and Pirbright (Surrey)

Six Polyramblers arrived at Brookwood station to meet Margaret, our guide, and her husband.  Like last year, Margaret gave us a very informative tour of Brookwood Cemetery, starting with its history .  She pointed out the grave of Zaha Hadid, the well-known architect whose designs include the London Olympic Aquatic Centre.  We then walked through the non-conformist part of the cemetery with Margaret bringing to life (if I may say so) some of the people buried Continue reading Saturday 15 October 2016: Brookwood Cemetery and Pirbright (Surrey)


A very pleasant walk, about 3 miles in all, around the Common, its small lakes and on to Earlsfield cemetery (very peaceful)! There’s a little bit of road walking but that’s quite interesting too. Meet at Waterloo Stn by 10.30, near platform 3. Travel within zones 1-3. Take train to Clapham Junction stn. Possible early coffee in a little cafe on the Common, lunch stop at Carluccio’s just near the station or other small cafes around if preferred. Train back to Waterloo. Leader: Rosie

Photo: Wandsworth Common – a view onto the Common from Bolingbroke Grove.  Stephen Craven.  CC by SA 2.0

Sunday 25 September: Woldingham and Chelsham (Circular Walk)

It was a lovely, sunny autumn day for this undulating walk following parts of different paths: the Woldingham Countryside Walk, the North Downs Way, the Vanguard Way and the Greenwich Meridian Trail.  There were 12 Polyramblers on the train but two forgot to get off at Woldingham station.  We started the walk going gently up through woodland before reaching the North Downs Way where we had a nice view of the countryside bisected by the M25 and the Continue reading Sunday 25 September: Woldingham and Chelsham (Circular Walk)