Viewing events from August, 2017
Jennifer's walk is from The Royal Oak PO18 9JZ in Hooksway and goes up to Telegraph House to return via Harting Downs back to the pub. The walk is about 4 miles.
Jeff's walk will start from High Meadow in Cocking and will be about 7 miles with lunch in The Unicorn Inn in Heyshott
We have a walk from Greatham of about 5 miles, parking in the layby next to Greatham Church SU773 303 51Deg 4.03' N , 0 Deg 53.86'W. If you arrive early, have a look in the ruins opposite to see the last resting place of Dame Margery Caryll - "a vertuous ladie" who died in 1632, aged 40, possibly after pricking her finger whilst sewing. There are no serious hills, several stiles and plenty of blackberries at the coffee stop. As a bonus later on, there is also a large cherry plum tree laden with edible fruit. Lunch in the Hawkley Arms.
The walk starts at the Archway Tube station and after passing Highgate cemetery (admission £4 if you want to go in) we stop for coffee in Nell Gwyn's old house in Waterlow Park. Next to Highgate Hill and some of London's oldest and finest houses, home to Samuel Coleridge, Francis Bacon and George Michael. We then go down the road to Hampstead Heath and along paths noisy with birdsong to get to Kenwood House for lunch. (Click on "read more" below!)
After lunch the walk is through the west of the Park to reach Parliament Hill for one of the best panoramic views of London, followed by a stroll to Hampstead Village to see some notable houses, subject to time being available. Then a tube ride back to Waterloo, or maybe a bus ride to Trafalgar Square and a walk across the Thames to reach Waterloo.
The walk to Kenwood House for lunch is about 3 miles. Kenwood House is now a free museum and well worth looking at the Rembrandt inside. Next to it but on the opposite side of the doorway is a painting once believed to be a Rembrandt but later unfrocked by that great expert Anthony Blunt. (From Kenwood House there is a bus to Golders Green to connect with the tube home if you wish.) Full walk including Hampstead is about 6.1/2 miles. --------------There is so much to see that we will probably not be back to Haslemere before 6.00pm. Train Fare £18 return from Haslemere (group booking or Railcard, terms apply). Tube fares about £6 using a contactless credit card. We will be catching the train that leaves Haslemere at 9.15.