Events

Explore Hammonds Copse, Ewood

5th April 2020, 10:00 - 12:45

Explore Ewood, Parkgate and Hammonds Copse

Free Event

Sunday 5th April 2020 

Meeting at Surrey Oaks Pub, Newdigate, Surrey, RH5 5DZ

10.00am for 10:30am prompt start

Approx finish at 12.45 pm

 

Come and join the Chairman of Surrey Hills Society, Gordon Jackson, on this easy but medium length walk that takes in a variety of Surrey woodland and open fields together with the historic hamlet of Ewood and Hammond’s Copse Nature Reserve.

Ewood (Yew Wood) was described during the medieval period as a “park” which was an enclosure of the forest for the purpose of deer hunting – the patent rolls of 1312 refer to it.  Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this charming historic hamlet.

Photo by James Insell

A highlight of this walk will be a visit to Hammonds Copse nature reserve, which is an ancient area of broadleaf woodland. It is maintained by the Woodland Trust which is the UK’s largest woodland conservation charity, with 500,000 members and supporters and more than 1,000 woods that are free to visit at any time. The Woodland Trust creates havens for wildlife by planting millions of trees every year, campaigns for new laws to protect ancient woodland and restores damaged ancient woods so they can breathe again.

The walk will commence and finish at the Surrey Oaks public house, which is a great supporter of micro-breweries from both near and far and has won many awards.  The building itself dates in part from the 16th century, but only became a pub in 1850 having previously been a wheelwright’s cottage.  At your option you may join us for lunch afterwards.  Please indicate on the booking form if you wish to do this so that we can reserve sufficient places.  TheIr menu can be seen here:http://www.thesurreyoaks.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/The-Surrey-Oaks-Menu.pdf

Time of arrival is from 10:00 am to leave promptly at 10:30 am. The walk will take about two and a quarter hours depending on the size and speed of the group. The walk will be guided at all times.

Grid ref:   TQ205437 Postcode for Sat Nav: RH5 5DZ

Parking:  Free in pub car park.  Length of walk:  4½ miles (7.1 kms)

The event is open to all reasonably fit walkers but is not suitable for buggies or wheelchairs. The walk is relatively easy and very flat with a number of stiles but it is longer than some of our walks.  Some of the stiles have wire netting at the bottom so the walk is not suitable for dogs unless they can be lifted over.  Older children, who can walk the distance, are welcome but this is not designed as a children’s event.

Stout foot wear is recommended and weather appropriate clothing is suggested.  Some parts of the route can be a bit muddy. WE DO NOT BELIEVE IT WILL BE NECESSARY BUT IF THE GROUND CONTINUES TO BE VERY WET WE MAY DECIDE TO CHANGE THE DEPARTURE POINT AND ROUTE OF THIS WALK IN WHICH CASE ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY EMAIL AT LEAST 72 HOURS IN ADVANCE.

This is a free event but booking is essential.  Please book online by using the brown button below or contact info@surreyhillssociety.org or on mobile 07530 949302.

For further details and enquiries, contact us at info@surreyhillssociety.org

Contact: On the day only mobile phone number 07768 953514.

Cancellation by Member
If you wish to cancel your booking please email our Coordinator at info@surreyhillssociety.org Any fee paid will be non-refundable, although the Society may in its entire discretion authorise repayment of all or part of the fee if, in the opinion of the Society, there are reasonable circumstances justifying the cancellation. If there is a waiting list for the event and adequate notice of cancellation has been given, our Coordinator will try to find a replacement booking and the Society may in its discretion refund all or part of the booking fee if the Coordinator is successful.

Cancellation by the Society
The Society may in its absolute discretion cancel any event by giving notice to the person, who has made the relevant booking. In such circumstances the booking fee will be fully refunded. The Society rarely cancels events, but it is sometimes obliged to do so due to circumstances outside its control or if insufficient interest is shown in an event.

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Please note that the Surrey Hills Society and its Event partners accept no responsibility for any loss, damage or personal injury during events. Participants are requested to wear appropriate clothing and footwear and take due care and attention. The Society uses photographs for our social media and on our website. If you are not happy to have your photo taken during this event, please notify us in writing prior to the event and make the event organiser aware on the day.



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