Epsom Downs walk, March 12
The Epsom Downs walk starts at 10.30am from the station (of the same name) which is located at the end of the line and is within Zone 6. There is free parking at this station. To reach Epsom Downs Station, the train leaves Victoria at 9.25 . You must change at Sutton; train runs from Platform 4 at Sutton Station. There are a couple of steep climbs on this walk and only 2 stiles, otherwise the rest is mostly on the flat or downhill. Lunch is in the village of Walton-on-the-Hill, where there is a lovely pond with seating for those people wishing to picnic. The Fox & Hounds pub in the main street serves tasty, reasonably priced food in a spacious and friendly environment. Please text Daphne (07501 756298) before Friday, if you would like to book a place at the pub. For those who are planning to cover just the morning section, buses depart from Walton at 22 minutes past the hour for the nearest station Tadworth, then Epsom; a rail ticket will be required for this because both stations are outside of Zone 6. Hoping for less mud, dry weather with bright, clear skies, so that we can enjoy fabulous views and possibly see a fine racehorse!