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We start at Puttenham Common which is managed by Surrey Wildlife Trust and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The landscape is beautiful with stunning panoramic views across miles of heath and woodland.
We walk through the characterful Puttenham village where nearly all the houses line the main street and will see St John the Baptist Church which dates back to 1160. We also pass by the entrance to Puttenham Priory which is now the home of Queen drummer, Roger Taylor.
We take in some far-reaching countryside views before passing through woodland and arriving at Cutmill Pond which was created as a hammer pond during the 16th and 17th centuries to serve the iron industry. It is hard to believe such a tranquil spot was the site of a gruesome double murder in the 1930s. The walk also passes by Rodsall Manor which is an interesting listed mansion dating from the 17th Century before returning to the start point.
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What to bring
Hand sanitiser and a face covering: whilst we are living with Covid-19, please bring your own to events to help keep everyone safe
Water: bring at least a litre
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Rucksack: or any other bag
Footwear: hiking boots, sturdy trainers or wellies
Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
Trousers: ideally not jeans which become heavy and cold in the rain, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
Waterproof jacket: breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
Hat or cap: stay warm in winter and shaded in summer
Sunglasses: for any sunny day, even in winter
Sun cream: can be useful even on cloudy and winter days
Snacks: bring biscuits, energy bars, gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit for example and put them somewhere easy to get hold of
Lunch: bring a packed lunch unless otherwise stated
Food & drink
Please bring a picnic lunch, snacks and plenty of water. IMPORTANT - there are no shops at any point during the walk so you need to arrive with appropriate refreshments for the day.