Longer walk: Ludshott Commons

Note this is now taking place one week later than originally programmed.

This is a 9 mile walk that starts in the National Trust car park in Headley Road, Headley Down, GU26 6JG (see map).

The 'Fancy Free Walks' web site describes the walk:

Lakes strung like a necklace; a glistening heath strewn with crimson toadstools in autumn; majestic limes and maples; three historic villages. There is no other walk quite like this quiet and peaceful wander.

This part of East Hampshire is easily accessible from the London area, being just south of Hindhead on the A3 road. Waggoners Wells is a famous beauty spot, popular with weekend families but large enough to absorb them all, whilst Ludshott Common is one of the largest areas of heathland in the South East.

There is only one small patch of nettles on the short cut and the conditions underfoot are generally dry. The stile count is low but on the Field of Maples short cut there are some rickety stiles. Dogs are welcome as nearly all the stiles have a generous gap.

We will meet to car share at 9.15 in the West Town car park.

I suggest a packed lunch. There's a pub in Grayshott (the same as the one on the Devil's Punchbowl walk) where we can stop for some refreshment at the end of the walk.

This is the planned route:

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