Gomshall to Shere, 19 August
This Saturday Daphne will be leading a very special walk in memory of Rosemary Gibson – who led this walk for Morley College Ramblers and who sadly died a few months ago. It is a 10 mile walk in the beautiful Surrey Hills, from Gomshall to Shere. There are a few steep sections but not many stiles. Due to frequent rail problems, it requires quite an early start. However, I hope that you will come because you will be rewarded with stunning views throughout the day plus lots of sheep, horses, cows, a magnificent goat, chickens and, if you’re lucky, baby deer too!
Due to ongoing problems with the trains, it is essential that you check the times in the morning before you leave home. There is now a choice of trains in order to get to Gomshall:
Departing from London Bridge at 08.21 for Redhill arriving at 08.52 , then change for Gomshall at 09.00
Departing from London Victoria at 08.08 for Redhill arriving at 08.46, then changing for Gomshall at 09.00
Arrival at Gomshall will be at 09.21
NB. There are no loos at Gomshall Station.
Buy a return ticket to Gomshall – for Freedom pass holders the cost will be £5.40 from Boundary 6 (East Croydon). The return rail journey will be from Guildford.
Lunch will be in the village of Peaslake in the heart of the Surrey Hills. Please bring a picnic – there is a village shop for provisions and nearby benches. Alternatively, you can eat in the pub The Hurtwood Inn which has plenty of seating; please check the menus on their website – www.hurtwoodinn.com – then let me know by Friday, if you would like to have lunch there.
Tea will be in the pretty village of Shere, where there is a tearoom, an ice cream parlour and loos available. From Shere we will travel to Guildford Station by bus, which takes about 30 minutes.
Please bring plenty of water, as the first part of the walk is longer than the afternoon section. If you have any queries, please contact me.
And please remember to check the train times prior to leaving home.