Caterham & District

25 MARCH ~ STEPPING STONES Westhumble

Monday Morning Walk for 25th March ... from STEPPING STONES (the pub) in Westhumble Street, near Box Hill, Dorking ~ venue booked.

We did explore in the Mickleham area as originally planned, but in both cases the pubs lacked suitable parking for the group ~ not least because the Running Horse has roadworks and traffic control right outside at present.

Our briefing email will be issued on FRIDAY this week.
TBA members have booked in to walk with Nigel as at TBA (by email, whatsapp; and incl. TBA via our Facebook Closed Group). Our venue will then be advised of numbers.
Booking in will CLOSE at 7 pm on Sunday.

This will be a 4.4 mile ramble in the Mole Valley through the Downs ~ all on the western side of the valley except for a small exploration around the area of the real stepping stone crossing point of the River Mole at the start.
The route will ascend about 570 feet (not all at once!).

We have booked for post-walk refreshments from 12:15/20 ~ with 12 to 15 places reserved for us.

Meeting Point and Time : In the pub car park beside the pub ~ please park at the far end on the gravelled setion if possible.
Meet by : at latest 09:45am.
Walk Start : 10am
Walk Finish : aiming to be back for approx 12:10.
Pre-booking for lunches : YES ~ aiming for completing this on Monday morning before we leave to walk at 10 am.
I have three images from their standard weekday lunch menu and will endeavour to transcribe these to circulate later in the week.

PLEASE PRE-BOOK to come on the Ramble :
And DO confirm if you are coming by latest 19:00 on Sunday evening.

The PUB ADDRESS & LOCATION details
STEPPING STONES, Westhumble Street, near Boxhill, DORKING, Surrey
Literally a turning directly off the A24 to side of the northbound carriageway JUST before you arrive at the Burford Bridge roundabout over the River Mole.

LocationSTATS for the access drive into the STEPPING STONES car park beside the pub :

  • POSTCODE : (more or less opposite the entry to the car park) : RH5 6BS
  • Nat (OS) Grid Ref : TQ / TQ
  • what3words 3metre Grid ID : thing.units.dairy

LUNCHTIME
We have up to 12 to 15 places provisionally booked for our Group after this event.

This event is offered for Caterham U3A Walking Group & Nordic Walking Groups (combined) by Oakleafe Surrey (& Sussex) Rambling & Nordic Walking. This Guided Ramble will be led by Nigel (assisted by ISLA ) … and we will be setting off at 10am from the car park. Friendly dogs are very welcome to join in ~ with owners usually on a lead

WALK SUBSCRIPTIONS
ALL OAKLEAFE HALF-DAY events, be they Rambling or Nordic, have a standard subscription : £5 per person per event.

THE WEATHER OUTLOOK according to accuweather.co.uk for Monday morning in the DORKING area : Reviewed specifically for 25th March via accuweather.com (on TBA)
NOT YET EDITED BELOW HERE.

  • OVERVIEW : A .
  • Rainfall Risk : %.
  • Temperatures : °C and feeling like °C.
  • Winds : from the TBA generally at TBA mph.
  • Cloud Cover : TBA%.

BOOKING IN is essential
PLEASE DO confirm if there are any changes in your plans if you have booked to come…at the VERY latest by 7pm on Sunday evening, so that we can confirm numbers and menu orders for the venue:
A : via our closed facebook Group ~ OAKLEAFE RAMBLING & NORDIC WALKING EVENTS ~ and the listing for this particular Event;
B : by email; or
C : by SMS-text or Whatsapp message to 07930 738034.

Notes :
SMS messages do sometimes take quite a time to come through to us!!
Please also notify any later changes in your plan, so that we are not left waiting in the cold at start.