Walking Matters

Godalming & Haslemere Ramblers

Grayshott, Waggoners Wells & Ludshott Common 5 miles

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This provided a test of navigation (and patience). The walk was not the problem; the drive to the start was. Late running engineering work on the Hindhead tunnel left it unexpectedly closed. Vehicles travelling south beyond Godalming had to leave at the Thursley exit and follow the diversion signs. These took them back the way they’d come unless the drivers knew another route on minor roads. Unfortunately, the A286 between Milford and Haslemere was also closed. Then, to make matters worse, there was such heavy rain that driving became tricky. Huge puddles formed in roads and sections under bridges became flooded.

I carried on, as I was the leader, and arrived ten minutes late wondering if anyone was still waiting. Two from Haslemere had turned up and they were still there. By now the rain had almost ceased. We decided to go to the Grayshott Pottery for a cup of coffee before starting the walk. Two walked, the third had arrived to give her apologies.

The walk turned out easier than the drive. The two of us got round the 5.9 mile route (measured with my SatMap) in just under two hours. The return drive was straightforward; puddles in roads were less deep and the Hindhead tunnel was open.

The route was Walk 11 of Farnham Ramblers collection of 50 circular walks.
Map: OS X 133

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Author: gandhr

A local group of the Ramblers

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