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Saturday 9th March Tadworth circular

A respectable total of 20 members and guests met at Tadworth station on a somewhat grey and overcast morning. We  passed through woodland with well trodden muddy paths before turning north and emerging into more open countryside and our first view of Epsom Downs and the racecourse. Horses is the main business in these parts and most of the farms are given over to  it. We reached the foot of the downs and made our way up across the training gallops to the course itself.  The sun finally made a showing and we Continue reading Saturday 9th March Tadworth circular

OXTED to WOLDINGHAM – 9th February

Warnings about hills, stiles and mud had probably put some people off, so it was 9 elite walkers that assembled at Oxted [a generous description for some of us! Editor]. We got mixed up at the station with another group of walkers who were also heading north, but they looked a good deal more determined than us so we let them go ahead. We made our way through Oxted, stopping to say hello to a large and friendly ginger cat. From there, it was over the M25 and Continue reading OXTED to WOLDINGHAM – 9th February

26th January, Fulwell to Mortlake

An impressive 20 Polyramblers assembled at Fulwell Station on a cool day, with rain forecast for later. We were soon entering Bushy Park, second in size of London parks only to Richmond Park. Skirting Upper Lodge, built by Lord Halifax and occupied by the Admiralty after the 2nd World War we admired the recently restored water gardens at the rear. We then followed the Longford River along which a strip of  woodland has been created, the area being fenced off from the main park and its deer..  It was pleasant in January but would probably  be spectacular during the azalea season. We stopped briefly at the Pheasantry for its facilities and met up with Mary, whose journey had been delayed by her bus breaking down. Continue reading 26th January, Fulwell to Mortlake

Saturday 2nd Limehouse to Greenwich (Linear)

North Thames Path followed by circular walk exploring Greenwich and Greenwich Park. Leader will meet walkers at 10am at Limehouse station (zone 2) on DLR from Bank. Walk concludes at Greenwich stn.(zone 2/3). Stunning views of London from the Observatory and Pointer Hill. Suggested lunch at the Trafalgar Tavern, Greenwich. Distance 8 miles, EX 162. Leader Hilary