Best laid plans ...

Sunrise at Hindhead

Review of the month

Hi <<First Name>>

When I plan a month out in advance, I allow for many things to happen. I allowed for the "Sunrise Downhill from Hindhead" to be sparsely attended, but the three of us who made it had a sparkling walk in the most glorious sunrise, with the golden light bathing us through the trees.

I allowed for the Author's and Hides walk to have bad weather (it was February), and the forecast was as bad as I reckoned. The half dozen walkers would have still had a nice walk and it would have been enjoyable if soggy.

What I did not allow for was waking up during the night before in extreme agony, ending with my calling an ambulance, being whisked to hospital, and having my gall bladder removed. The resulting week in the hospital was not on my schedule, nor was the enforced 'taking it easy' that has followed. 

If you were one of the half dozen I let down, you have my sympathies, but the circumstances were slightly exceptional! 

What's Coming Up?

Well, before I was 'stricken', I was doing well, planning walks for the upcoming months and the Walkfest in May. So I will have to say all plans are 'subject to health'. but this is how we are looking at the moment. 

March has two walks in it, a shorter one (good for me) and then a longer one which ought to be OK, fingers crossed. April also features two walks, again a shorter and a longer one. 

Wednesday 16 March has us going 6 miles from Godalming to Guildford along the canal towpath (a linear walk - we are not returning). Level and lovely, this walk starts at Bus Stop D in Bridge Street, Godalming at 10.30 - connecting with the 09.39 number 46 bus from the side of Farnham Station (bus stop in Tilford Road). You can also get there by train or by your own transport. 

On Saturday 26 March, assuming convalescence has gone well, I will be leading a walk from the Upper Hart Car Park by the Baptist Church and the UCA sculpture park. We will be going up and over Caesar's Camp, to the Bourley Road extension (rarely open to the public nowadays, but open this particular day) and back via the Horse Pond. 

Wednesday 20 April includes a 3 1/2 mile walk out from Farnham Station to the SANG at Moor Park, to see this piece of strange public green space. We walk out via Snayles Lynch and back via the Shepherd and Flock (or vice versa), with a lot of historical information on the way. 

Saturday 23 April offers another new walk - 11 miles from Godalming to Farnham, via the side of Puttenham Common and returning via the North Downs Way. 

Details for all of these are on and booking is on
Upcoming Walks
Walk Bookings


Advance notice!

There will be a rare mid-month newsletter from me during March. Please do not report me for spam! In a couple of weeks, I will have the details ready for and agreed on the May Walkfest. 

As mentioned before, we will be holding our festival at the same time as the Farnham Town Council Walkfest (14 May to 4 June), offering the best selection of walks for the area.

Our plans include a five-part walk from Dorking to Winchester, plenty of canalside walks, lots of level and hillier ones, long, medium and short ones, and a re-run of some of the old favourites, including the picnic to Rowledge. The Authors and Hides will get a second chance! Let's hope the omens are more favourable this time! There really ought to be something for everyone during the Farnham Walker Walkfest this year. 
I'll end this newsletter with the very best of wishes for the future. Here's hoping all our health behaves and allows us to walk as we wish. Stay safe and hopefully see you soon. 

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Guy and Mr "T". 
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