Events

Explore Newlands Corner

1st March 2020, 10:30 - 13:00

 

 Explore Newlands Corner
Free Event
Sunday 1st March 2020
Meeting at Newlands Corner Car Park at Drove Rd, Guildford GU4 8SE
10.30am for 11am prompt start
Approx finish at 12.30pm

Come and join the Vice Presidents of Surrey Hills Society, Chris Howard and Ken Bare, on this easy walk around one of the most famous views in Surrey.  Newlands Corner is owned by the Duke of Northumberland’s Albury Estate but has an open access agreement with Surrey County Council. The area on the top of the hill is managed by Surrey Wildlife Trust for nature conservation and public enjoyment.

The site is open chalk grassland, containing many rare plants and animals, including an impressive number of ancient yew trees.

The area became famous in 1926 when it became the location for the staged disappearance of celebrity novelist, Agatha Christie.  She caused a huge search of the Downs, when it was feared she had been murdered.

The North Downs Way national trail runs through Newlands Corner on its 153 mile (246km) track from Farnham to Canterbury.

Today it is a popular spot for picnickers, cyclists and bikers, but move a short distance away and you enter a magical world of yews tree woods and ancient oaks which few people venture on to discover.

Time of arrival is from 10:30am to leave promptly at 11am. The walk should take no longer than 1 hour but it will depend on the size and speed of the group. The walk will be guided at all times.

Grid ref:  TQ042492 Postcode for Sat Nav: GU4 8SE

Parking:  Free 20 mins. £1.30 for 1 hour.  Length of walk:  2 miles (3.2 kms)

Public Transport: Bus – Compass 25 service from Guildford

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.  Well behaved dogs on leads welcome. Children would be welcome but 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.

This is a free event but again booking is essential. Please contact either The Surrey Hills Society or Chris Howard who will be leading the walk on info@surreyhillssociety.com or phone/text 07879841000.

Please Note: We will end the walk an optional drink at one of the two cafes at Newlands Corner.

Contact: On the day mobile phone number 07879841000.

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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