Walks

In severe weather, a meeting may be cancelled. Check with walk leader or field trip co-ordinator Tony Cummins.


Mar
7
Thu
Wey Navigation @ Wey Navigation
Mar 7 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Post Code: GU23 6AN Duration: Half day walk Leader: Brian Directions: From centre of Ripley Village turn into lane leading to Ripley Green; cricket pavilion is on right. Park as far along the lane as possible. Habitat: Canal side and meadows. Firm paths but can be very muddy if wet. Attractions: Winter thrushes, water birds. Amenities: No facilities 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.
Mar
21
Thu
Staines Moor @ Staines Moor
Mar 21 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

 

Post Code: TW18 4YU

Duration: Half day walk

Leader: Tony

Directions: Take M25 clockwise to junction 13 and exit keeping well left to follow signs to Wraysbury. At mini-roundabout turn left into Wraysbury Road (B376) and follow for one mile towards Staines. Turn left into Moor Lane and park after approx 0.5 miles where houses on left fall back from the road short of the A30 flyover.

Attractions: Chance of water pipit.

Amenities: No facilities

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.

Apr
7
Sun
South Downs / The Burgh @ South Downs/The Burgh
Apr 7 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

OS: TQ 070125
Post Code: RH20 4HW

Duration: All day walk.

Leader: Tony

Directions: A283 Pulborough to Storrington, then B2139 towards Amberley. After 1½ miles take lane to left marked Kithurst Hill. Use car park at top of hill.

Habitat: Long 5 mile walk on firm chalk downland paths. Muddy if wet.

Attractions: Yellowhammers, skylarks, corn buntings and grey partridges, plus a good variety of raptors.

Amenities: No facilities

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.

Apr
20
Sat
RSPB Farnham Heath @ RSPB Farnham Heath
Apr 20 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

OS: SU 858434
Post Code: GU10 2DL

Duration: Half day walk.

Leader: Malcolm

Directions: Take A287 from Farnham then left at Millbridge into Reeds Road, signed to Tilford. After 1 mile park at Rural Life Centre on left. NB.

Habitat: Heathland and woodland. Solid paths on reserve, might be muddy off reserve on public bridleways.

Attractions: Heathland and woodland birds. Hobby, woodlark, spotted flycatcher possible.

Amenities: Toilets and café in Rural Life Centre (café closed on Sundays).

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.

Apr
28
Sun
Tices Meadow @ Tices Meadow
Apr 28 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

OS: SU 878491
Post Code: GU12 4BP

Duration: Half day walk.

Leader: Sean

Directions: Take the A31 towards Farnham. At the Shepherd & Flock roundabout take the third exit (A325). At the second roundabout turn right (B3208) towards Badshot passing a superstore. After passing through the village on the Badshot Lead Road continue past the garage on the left. Turn right after half mile into Guildford Road (sign-posted cricket club and crematorium), park at far end of road in Aldershot Park (not Lido car park).

Habitat: The group walk takes a public path across the recreation ground to Tongham GP and along its western edge to the extraction works at Tice’s Meadow. Views can be obtained across the open water from raised banks.

Attractions: Spring and autumn visits can find migrating ducks, waders, hirundines and gulls. Waders can be good at any time.

Amenities: No facilities

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.

May
4
Sat
RSPB Pulborough Brooks @ RSPB Pulborough Brooks
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

OS: TQ 058164
Post Code: RH20 2EL

Duration: Morning walk

Leader: John

Directions: Take A283 to Pulborough. 2 miles south of Pulborough turn right into RSPB Reserve car park.

Habitat: Woodland and wetland. Firm paths throughout, with hides and lookouts over flooded brooks (2 mile walk).

Attractions: Birds vary through year, with ducks and waders, migrant warblers, nightingales, woodpeckers and occasional raptors

Amenities: Toilets in RSPB Information Centre. Bring lunch or use café

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.

May
9
Thu
RSPB Otmoor @ RSPB Otmoor
May 9 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

OS: SP 567132
Post Code: OX3 9TD


Duration: Full day walk.

Leader: Geoff

Directions: Travel on the M40 to Junction 8 and join A40 towards Oxford. After 5 miles, at large roundabout turn right to Barton, bear right into Bayswater Road for 2 miles, then right and immediately left into Horton Road, sign-posted Woodperry. After ¾ mile, through village turn left into Woodperry Road to Beckley. Turn right at High Street and soon left into Otmoor Lane. Follow this north for 1 mile past Lower Farm (RSPB office) to the Reserve car park. Small car park fills quickly; early start advisable.

Habitat: Extensive wet meadow reserve, good paths.

Attractions: Spring birds could include grasshopper, sedge and reed warblers, lesser whitethroats and turtle doves, plus raptors and waders.

Amenities: No toilets, carry lunch.

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.

May
16
Thu
Thursley Common @ Thursley Common
May 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

OS: SU 900416
Post Code: GU8 6DW

Duration: Half day walk.

Leader: Brian

Directions: Meet at the Moat Pond car park, halfway between Elstead and Thursley.

Habitat: Easy walking on sandy paths.

Attractions: Spring/summer breeding heathland birds, plus curlew and hobby.

Amenities: No facilities

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.

May
23
Thu
Newlands Corner @ Newlands Corner
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

OS: TQ 043493
Post Code: GU4 8SE

Duration: half day walk. Please note 10.00am start time .

Leader: Clare

From Guildford take A246/A25 to Newlands Corner and use Surrey County Council car park.

In spring warblers, marsh tits and raptors.

Toilets and café in Surrey County Council car park.

Walking on North Downs and woodland paths.  Can be muddy.

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.


Jun
1
Sat
Whitmoor Common @ Whitmoor Common
Jun 1 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

hereOS: SU 984530
Post Code: GU3 3RN

Duration: Half day walk.

Leader: Mike

Directions: Meet at the Jolly Farmer car park on Burdenshott Road.

Habitat: Heath, woodland and some pools.

Attractions: Heath and woodland birds, raptors, woodpeckers. Possibility of Dartford Warbler.

Amenities: No facilities

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.