OS: TQ 301518
Post Code: RH1 4EU
Duration: Half day walk.
Directions: Meet at Mercers car park. From M25, Junction 8, briefly take A217 towards Reigate before turning left into Gatton Bottom signposted to Merstham. At the end, turn right onto the A23 down the high street then left on School Hill (signposted Nutfield), under the bridge, immediately right on Nutfield Road. Follow this for about 1.25 miles over 3 mini roundabouts and through width restrictions. The entrance to Mercer’s Country Park is a quarter of a mile on the left (Nutfield Marsh Road).
Habitat: Lakes, moorland, walking on often muddy paths.
Attractions: Water birds (including terns, ducks, geese and grebes with possibility of snipe, green sandpiper and little ringed plover), warblers (including reed warbler, whitethroat), woodland birds, hobby. Nesting lapwing and skylarks.
Amenities: No facilities but snacks can be purchased from the sub-aqua club a few hundred yards from the cap park (where there is also a map).
Please bring appropriate clothing and footwear for conditions on the day which can be subject to change at any time. You will be expected to use the walk in such a way as not to place yourselves or others at risk and to follow all requirements set by the walk leader.