Micro Event: Gomshall & Leith Hill Circular

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Apr 11

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After months locked inside and the need to get some fresh air, why not join us for this modified version of a much loved ramble, taking in some of the most beautiful and pleasant of Surrey countrysides. From the Abingers, Friday Street, Leith Hill and Holmbury St Mary, between woods and gently rolling sandy hills, ancient churches, country pubs and Tudor cottages. This is a walk that brings the very best of the near to London Surrey countryside. 

Starting from Gomshall railway station - free parking at the weekend at the moment - we wander across Gomshall Marches, down towards Abinger Hammer and across fields to Sutton Abinger and the parish of St James. From here we meander by wooded lane and sun dappled trail down to the mill pond at Friday Street. A short break before we follow the gentle, forested trails to the folly on Leith Hill, an amazing look out across towards the south downs.

We will leave Leith Hill to the west, following the Greensand Way towards Holmbury St Mary, where we might find time to sun ourselves on the village green. For the final leg we head through Felday Wood and Tenningshock Wood to the village of Hoe and along a green lane back towards Gomshall. 

The rough route may be found here However we may alter the route on the day to take account of weather, the desires of members and any diversions in place on footpaths. The route is 18.5km (11.5 miles) so not the shortest of days out and given light at this time of year we will probably be keeping a brisk pace.


Now the health and safety stuff.

IMPORTANT! - Participation Statement

You MUST complete the Participation Statement,  here, in addition to booking your event space before attending an OutdoorLads event. You only need to complete this participation once, not for each event. 

Micro Events – IMPORTANT, Please read the following before you sign up to this event:

  • Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who lives or is in a support bubble with someone showing symptoms, is asked not to attend. This is in line with the government’s coronavirus advice.
  • All are required to practice social distancing – staying 2m (not 1m) apart at all times, including the lunch stop.
  • Unfortunately, there won’t be any planned pub / café stops en route or at the end, and please don’t share sweets or snacks with others – we’re sorry!
  • Please bring your own hand sanitising gel for your own use throughout the day. Use of face coverings is at your own choice, but please bring one with you just in case it's needed. 
  • Each person can only attend one OutdoorLads micro event a week. 
  • On walks, one person to hold open gates and allow everyone to walk through – so minimising surfaces that multiple people touch. 
  • Be aware that opportunities for toilet stops may be minimal if facilities are closed.
  • Please, please cancel at your earliest opportunity if you are unable to attend or are unwell, so that we can allow others to take up these valuable event spaces.
  • Much as it's difficult - no handshakes or hugs!

Image Credits: All photos taken by SimonH and use is granted free of charge in perpetuity to ODL.


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