Effingham Junction to Westhumble walk - Saturday 17 Feb 2024

Effingham Junction to Westhumble walk - Saturday 17 Feb 2024
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Exploring Surrey's Best Trails

Polesden Lacey's idyllic estate highlights this walk, showcasing hidden valleys, woods, and pastures. Each season offers beauty, from spring's bluebells to autumn's golden hues. It promises tranquility, ideal for picnics and explorations, even close to London. Summer evenings are perfect for extended visits to the house and grounds.

  • Distance15.2km (9.4 miles)
  • Grading: Intermediate
  • Rating: 4 out of 10
  • Ascent: 900ft (280m)
  • Hiking time: About 4 to 5 hours of actual hiking

This walk is covered by our Club's insurance. Our Club is registered on The British Mountaineering Council (BMC)


We'll meet at London Victoria station, at 8:30am, next to the ticket office. We move from the Meeting Point at 8:40am.

Planned arrival time back into London of 8:30pm (we have a group train ticket, and you are committed for the day until then).



Hiking Through History: The Transformation of Great Ridings Wood

England’s woodland history may surprise many. Contrary to the popular belief that England's forests have diminished, the past century and a half has witnessed many farmlands revert to woods. A case in point is the Great Ridings Wood. While its bluebell-carpeted grounds in April might mislead you into thinking it's an ancient forest, this expanse was an arable land till the 1770s. Intriguingly, the bridleway, known as the Old London Road, once connected the countryside to the bustling city. Today, The Woodland Trust oversees its preservation, ensuring it remains a testament to England’s evolving landscape.


Maria will be at the meeting point detailed in the section "Transport and Meeting Point" below. In case of difficulties locating her you can call her on 07535295739


We'll stop during the hike for a snack lunch so please bring food and drink. We’ll visit a pub after the hike where we can get refreshments.


The price is £29 per person which includes the guided hike and return train travel from the group departure station listed at the top of this event.

Members: £22
No Members: £29


  • Suitable hiking clothes & hiking footwear ideally hiking boots, and waterproof jacket.
  • Water (at least 1 and ideally 2 litres).
  • Packed lunch/picnic.
  • Money for drinks and refreshments after the hike.

That's it! We will take care of train tickets, logistics on the day etc, so that you can just turn up and have a great day


Dogs can use this trail as well, but must be on a leash.


Payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.

By signing up to this event you agree to the Terms and Conditions.

Photos & Video - All were taken by the hike leader on previous trips so are the actual views that you will see from the route that you'll be hiking.


This hike is led by a trained hike leader and qualified Outdoor Activity First Aider. Outdoor activities involve a risk of personal injury. Please come with suitable hiking footwear and hiking clothes such as warm clothes, waterproof jacket and trousers in case of rain - more info

Notice: Photos and videos taken during our events are for personal use only. Commercial use is strictly prohibited without prior consent. Please respect the privacy and rights of all participants. For more details, visit our Photo and Video Usage Policy.

© Club Hiking in London. Ltd 2024 (CASC) in collaboration with Saturday Walkers Club.
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WhatsApp: +44 7535 295739 Email: events@hikinginlondon.co.uk


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