Clapham Junction Station at the main entrance (the one with Sainsbury's), next to the ticket offices
Let us take you for a walk in Surrey Hills, designated as an area of outstanding beauty. ‘With its rich heritage of wooded slopes and rolling grassland, the Surrey Hills has provided inspiration to some of the Country’s greatest artists and writers.’ – Penelope Keith DBE, Patron of the Surrey Hills AONB.
Part of this walk will follow the footsteps of pilgrims on the North Downs Way. This national trail is known for its diverse and stunning landscapes. While quite hilly and strenuous at times, this hike offers breathtaking views. Halfway through we will stop at a little-known vineyard in Godstone for a traditional afternoon tea and try their exquisite sparkling wine. (included)
Their taste is best described by this analogy: ’Imagine a cloudless day in June, when the ditches are creamy with Meadowsweet and Cow Parsley, the air heavy with all the scents of Summer, aromas of splendour which we aim to encapsulate in every bottle of our English Wine.’ – Godstone Vineyards
We will aim to get back to Clapham Junction for 3 pm, leaving you with plenty of time to enjoy your Saturday. Please note however that the exact time will depend on the walking speed of the group and can not be guaranteed. Difficulty level: 7
While short, there are a few steep climbs along the way that require a reasonable level of fitness. Length: 12 km.
- return train tickets
- wine tasting
- afternoon tea
- dedicated host
Meeting point: We will meet at Clapham Junction Station at the main entrance (the one with Sainsbury’s), next to the ticket offices. Look out for the balloon with Curious Kat group’s logo.
Meeting Time: at 09:10 am
We will make our way to the platform at 9:20 am. If you are late I’m afraid we will not be able to wait and you will be missing the trip. Of course, if you want, you can try to catch up with us at the platform, but the host will be making sure the group gets on the right train, so you will have to figure out the way. Also, you will have to find another way of getting in as I will have your train ticket.
Train*: We will aim to take the 09:29 am train from Clapham Junction, arriving in Woldingham at 09:56 am.
*Please note that as the rail network is very unreliable, those details might change depending on the train delays and we may take an earlier or later train. The decision might need to be taken by the leader on the spot to suit the group’s needs. If you do not arrive at the meeting time, we can not guarantee that you will be able to catch up with the group as the leader may not be able to update you about any changes – even if you call or message them, as sometimes the phone network might not be available and often they might be busy taking care of the group. Leader’s priority will always have to be the customers that arrived on time. We add the train details in order to help you out if you have problems getting to the meeting point on time, but take no responsibility for any changes – so the only way to ensure you do not miss out on the event is to arrive on time at the meeting point.
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INSURANCE: You also confirm that you will be responsible for your own insurance so please make sure that it is at an appropriate level for this trip and the activities you will be participating in. In addition to your own Personal Civil liability insurance, you will need an individual insurance for multi-risk and multi-activity holidays (expenses of cancellation, research – help, repatriation, medical expenses, theft of luggage, etc.) appropriate for the activities to be undertaken as part of the holiday. The general travel insurance is often minimal and rarely adapted to the active holidays. Please check the details with your insurance provider.
Please note that, unless the trip is cancelled, the payments are non-refundable, as the costs need to be paid in advance. However, you may be able to sell your place to your friends or other group members if you follow this procedure: http://katsadventures.com/#plx_progress_faq_section