An Informal Walking Group for Walkers aged 40 and over
Organising Walks & Social Events in Surrey, West Sussex & North East Hants

Walking with SWSW

South West Surrey Walkers "SWSW" is an informal group who get together for walks twice monthly. We ask members to organise and guide walks. We do not have professional walk leaders, and each person participating in the walk is responsible for their own safety. New members are welcome but please read our information and guidelines before you join us for a walk.

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May 2018

Sunday 20th - around Chobham

Leader: Julie Daborne

Start: 10:00 AM

Our meeting place: Chobham Car Park (behind Chobham Rider - postcode GU24 8LZ)

Details: 5-6 miles on lesser used footpaths around Chobham. All paths are fairly level, sadly some parts might still be wet, even by May! There are quite a lot of stinging nettles, so shorts only for the brave! No dogs please - I will be taking Flo with me and we walk through sheep fields plus a few with horses in.

Lunch: Pubs in Chobham?

June 2018

Sunday 3rd - Leith Hill

Leader: Amanda Burge

Start: 10:00 AM

Our meeting place: Friday Street car park. TQ125457. Postcode RH56JR

Details: 6.5 miles. Friday Street, Coldharbour and Leith Hill. Some short steep stretches but all worthwhile because of the beautiful views from Leith Hill. Likely to be muddy in places if it’s been wet, so sticks advisable. Café at Leith Hill is open for coffee and delicious cakes.

Lunch: To be arranged on the day.

Sunday 17th - N.T. Octavia Hill Centeniary Trail

Leader: Roger Smith

Start: 10:30 AM (later than usual!)

Our meeting place: Toys Hill National Trust Car Park, Chart Lane, Brasted, Kent. Nearest Post Code: TN16 1QG Grid Ref: TQ469515

Details: 6 mile walk commemorating the life of Octavia Hill, founder of the National Trust. On a clear day we will have beautiful views of the Kent Weald as we walk the countryside from Toys Hill to Chartwell. The walk involves hills, stiles and steps, mud at times and some road walking.

Lunch: We can decide the lunch venue on the day. There are pubs in nearby Westerham and also refreshments are available at Chartwell.

July 2018

Sunday 1st - Around Weybridge

Leader: Alison Bright and Katherine Montgomery

Start: 10:00 AM

Our meeting place: Cowey Sale car park, Walton Lane, Weybridge (near the junction of Walton Lane and Walton Bridge) OS Explorer 160 TQ094664. Nearest postcode KT12 1AR.

Details: 7 miles. The walk follows the new footpath along the edge of Broadwater Lake and then the Wey Navigation towpath to Weybridge town centre. There is some road walking as well as footpaths to take us to the Thames towpath and back to Cowey Sale. We pass the remains of Henry VIII's Oatlands Palace.

Lunch: Bring sandwiches for a picnic by the river. Alternatively there is a café at Cowey Sale or nearby The Minnow pub.

Sunday 15th


Start: 10:00 AM

Our meeting place: