Caterham – now to Hurst Green. Saturday 20 November
This walk has been re routed in the afternoon to end at Hurst Green Station. This is because of shorter daylight hours and to avoid the steep climb up the scarp slope of the North Downs. The walk is still around 8 to 9 miles.
The morning climbs up to the N Downs then along wooded paths, across fields to Godstone after which it passes by ponds to Tandridge. The afternoon is mainly flat following the Greensand Way and wooded alleyways behind quiet private roads with large mansions. There are some short muddy stretches.
Transport and drop out point
Same train time leaving London Bridge at 9.14 arriving at Caterham at 10,17. Sue H will get on the train at Streatham Common. Caterham is in Freedom Pass zone. You will need a single for Hurst Green to Warlingham for the return (£3.10). Buy from the ticket machine on the platform if the ticket office is closed. We will aim for the 16.20 to Victoria.
The only drop out point is 20 minutes straight walk from the pub to a bus stop on the A25 Godstone Road. There is one bus an hour leaving at 54 minutes past going to Oxted station. The journey takes 6 minutes
There is a table for 8 booked at The Barley Mow , Tandridge. The pub is not keen for picnickers to use the garden if not eating in the pub. There is no convenient picnic spot for at least ½ mile either side of the pub. Starters are ample at £7.35, warm bar snacks at £4.50 .