Surrey Heath Group
The Ramblers' Association
Walking with Us
Full details of our walks programme can be found by clicking the link on
the right, or
where you will find a brief description of each walk,
the start time and the meeting place. Click on a walk title for a fuller
description, including a map to help you locate the start.
We arrange a programme of attractive and varied walks within an area that
is centred on Surrey Heath Borough in the north west corner of Surrey. There
are usually two walks each week, one mid-week and one at the weekend.
The most popular walks are 5 to 6 miles which we complete in 2.5 to 3 hours
depending on the terrain. Longer walks of 9 or 10 miles feature regularly,
shorter ones occasionally. The walks give those taking part an opportunity
to enjoy the flora and fauna of the countryside as well as find out about
points of interest along the way. It is our aim to make the walk an enjoyable
experience for all concerned.
Centred, as we are, on the borders of Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire our
walks feature locations in all these counties. On the map alongside, the
blue dots show locations that featured in a recent programme of walks.
Joining a walk
Most walks are "turn up and go". Unless specifically noted in the details
there is no need to reserve a place. Should you have any questions about
the walk or want further details then you can phone the walk's leader whose
name and contact phone number are given (but please remember that our leaders
are all volunteers and if they are not available when you call please phone
back at another time rather than leave a message and expect them to contact
You can attend as many, or as few, walks as you want.
Country footpaths can be expected to be uneven and muddy in places. Suitable
stout footware should be worn, together with outdoor clothing appropriate
to the season. Most walks will involve crossing stiles.
Persons under 18 years, and vulnerable adults
Persons under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible adult such as a parent or guardian.
Written or verbal consent is not sufficient.
Adults who are unable for whatever reason to walk or care for themselves
independently must be
accompanied by another adult such as a carer or support worker who takes
responsibility for their care.
If appropriate please contact the walk leader to discuss the nature of the route in order that you can make an informed decision as to whether it is suitable.
We follow the Ramblers policy on Safeguarding, details of which, together with guidance for participants and leaders can be found on the Ramblers website.
Unless otherwise stated in a walk's description dogs, other than registered assistance dogs, are not permitted on our walks. If you would like to walk with a registered assistance dog, please get in touch with the walk leader in advance in order to discuss the details of the walk and thus enable you to make an informed decision as to whether the route is suitable for you and your assistance dog.
Walks of 2 - 3 hr duration will include a short break.
You may like to bring a drink, piece of fruit, chocolate bar, etc to eat.
There are no shopping or litter bin facilities at the places we stop, so
you need to bring what you want and take your litter home with you. Morning
walks may offer an optional lunch following the walk. This will typically
be at a pub near the end of the walk. Longer walks are likely to include
a lunch break and walk details will indicate whether you need to bring a
packed lunch or whether lunch will be taken somewhere where you can buy a
There is no charge for joining one of our normal walks. Membership of the
Ramblers' Association covers the group's overheads and entitles you to
participate in as many, or as few, walks as you wish.
Visitors are welcome to try out walking with our group for a few walks without
any charge, more than that and we would expect that you
join the Ramblers.
Other resources available to find walks include the
and Surrey area groups.
As well as the local walks programme we arrange occasional social activities
and group holidays. We also help to ensure that our area's footpaths are
clear and maintained.
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