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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March 2018

Sunday 18th - River Mole

Sorry, cancelled due to adverse weather conditions!

Leader: Janice Hurdle (07765 091260)

Start: 10:00 AM

Our meeting place: Copsem Lane Car Park, Esher Turn left into CP off A244 heading towards Esher just after A3 roundabout. Grid reference – TQ 140 627.

Details: The walk is a varied 6 miles across commons, past ponds and through woods. It crosses Esher Common, goes along the River Mole to West End Common and Winterdown Wood.

Lunch: Possible lunch afterwards in Oxshott or Esher.

April 2018

Sunday 1st - Holmbury Hill and Pitch Hill

Leader: John and Margo

Start: 10:00 AM

Our meeting place: Leave the Hurtwood Inn (postcode GU5 9RR) to your right and continue a few hundred yards further along the lane called Walking Bottom(!) to Hurtwood Car Park 2. This location is popular with cyclists, so don't be late, it fills up quickly.

Details: 6 miles around Hurt Wood, via Holmbury Hill (with excellent views, weather permitting), then down and up to Pitch Hill (also excellent views), and back through more of Hurt Wood. Sometimes muddy, with some steep climbs and descents. Walking poles recommended, this walk will burn off the Easter chocolate!

Lunch: To be arranged on the day.

Sunday 15th - Pewley Downs and Chantry Woods

Leader: Shirley Graber

Start: 10:00 AM

Our meeting place: Parking - on Fort Rd, nearest Postcode GU1 3TE. Meet at the top.

Details: A walk through Pewley Downs and Chantry Woods, hopefully with bluebells. Some ups and downs, bring poles if you normally use them, could be muddy in places. Small amount of road/pavement walking.

Lunch: Arrange on the day

May 2018

Sunday 6th - Walton Downs

Leader: Roger Smith

Start: 10:00 AM

Our meeting place: Car park at the roundabout junction between Tattenham Corner Road (B290) and Old London Road. Grid reference TQ224584 Postcode KT18 5NY

Details: 6 miles. The route starts from Epsom Downs Racecourse and heads south across Walton Downs towards Headley. The walk then returns back through woodland bridleways and open down-land paths. If the weather is clear there should be some good views of Surrey and London's skyline.

Lunch: To be arranged on the day.

Sunday 20th

Leader: TBA

Start: 10:00 AM

Our meeting place:



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.