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Surrey Heath Group
The Ramblers' Association




Walking with Us

Walks Programme

Full details of our walks programme can be found by clicking the link on the right, or here, where you will find a brief description of each walk, the start time and the meeting place. Click on a walk title for a fuller description, including a map to help you locate the start.

We arrange a programme of attractive and varied walks within an area that is centred on Surrey Heath Borough in the north west corner of Surrey. There are usually two walks each week, one mid-week and one at the weekend.

The most popular walks are 5 to 6 miles which we complete in 2.5 to 3 hours depending on the terrain. Longer walks of 9 or 10 miles feature regularly, shorter ones occasionally. The walks give those taking part an opportunity to enjoy the flora and fauna of the countryside as well as find out about points of interest along the way. It is our aim to make the walk an enjoyable experience for all concerned.

A map showing numerous locations over a radius of about 30km including Reading, Basingstoke, Camberley, Farnham, Guildford and Haslemere. Centred, as we are, on the borders of Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire our walks feature locations in all these counties. On the map alongside, the blue dots show locations that featured in a recent programme of walks.

Joining a walk

Most walks are "turn up and go". Unless specifically noted in the details there is no need to reserve a place. Should you have any questions about the walk or want further details then you can phone the walk's leader whose name and contact phone number are given (but please remember that our leaders are all volunteers and if they are not available when you call please phone back at another time rather than leave a message and expect them to contact you).

You can attend as many, or as few, walks as you want.

Country footpaths can be expected to be uneven and muddy in places. Suitable stout footware should be worn, together with outdoor clothing appropriate to the season. Most walks will involve crossing stiles.

Persons under 18 years, and vulnerable adults

Persons under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible adult such as a parent or guardian. Written or verbal consent is not sufficient.

Adults who are unable for whatever reason to walk or care for themselves independently must be accompanied by another adult such as a carer or support worker who takes responsibility for their care. If appropriate please contact the walk leader to discuss the nature of the route in order that you can make an informed decision as to whether it is suitable.

We follow the Ramblers policy on Safeguarding, details of which, together with guidance for participants and leaders can be found on the Ramblers website.

Dogs

Unless otherwise stated in a walk's description dogs, other than registered assistance dogs, are not permitted on our walks. If you would like to walk with a registered assistance dog, please get in touch with the walk leader in advance in order to discuss the terrain and thus enable you to make an informed decision as to whether the route is suitable for you.

Refreshments

Walks of 2 - 3 hr duration will include a short break. You may like to bring a drink, piece of fruit, chocolate bar, etc to eat. There are no shopping or litter bin facilities at the places we stop, so you need to bring what you want and take your litter home with you. Morning walks may offer an optional lunch following the walk. This will typically be at a pub near the end of the walk. Longer walks are likely to include a lunch break and walk details will indicate whether you need to bring a packed lunch or whether lunch will be taken somewhere where you can buy a meal.

No charge

There is no charge for joining one of our normal walks. Membership of the Ramblers' Association covers the group's overheads and entitles you to participate in as many, or as few, walks as you wish.

Visitors are welcome to try out walking with our group for a few walks without any charge, more than that and we would expect that you join the Ramblers.

Other resources

Other resources available to find walks include the Ramblers Walksfinder, and Surrey area groups.

As well as the local walks programme we arrange occasional social activities and group holidays. We also help to ensure that our area's footpaths are clear and maintained.

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