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Nigel Judd and Derek Campbell are the leaders for the second Probus walk in June.  This is a repeat of the walk on 16th May.  A circular walk has been selected from the hamlet of Cudham, with lunch at the Queens Head Downe .  Please let either of the group leaders know if you will be taking part in the walk by 6 pm of the evening prior to the walk.

Circular Route from Cudham 

 Nigel Judd and Derek Campbell will be leading the Probus Walk Group on a circular walk from the village of Cudham.   The dates of the walks are on Tuesday May 1st and repeated on Wednesday May 16th, weather permitting, commencing at 10:15 am.

We should meet at the Cudham Recreation Ground Car Park, post code TN14 7QB.  The car park is set back slightly from Cudham Lane, and can be easily missed, care should be taken when approaching the location.  See photos below:-

The following Map shows the intended route, in an anti clockwise direction from Cudham.   According to the Ordnance Survey route planner, the total walk was a distance of 6.5 miles.  Based on the recent group leader’s recce, we took about 2 hours to reach Downe.  There were no significant obstacles in this part of the walk, with gentle slopes, some good scenery and views.  The walking conditions were remarkably dry, considering the recent weather.

An excellent pint was obtained at the Queens Head Pub in Downe; the usual Pub fare is available, see pub website  http://queensheaddowne.com/.  Parking appeared to be rather limited in Downe, if anyone was only interested in partaking in the morning walk.

The afternoon walk takes a little over an hour.  The route passes Down House, Downe Court to Luxted.  Some sections of the walk to Luxted were muddy, but not impassable.  There were only a couple of stiles, these were crossed without too much difficulty.  The route from Single Street to Cudham descends into a valley, the climb back to Cudham was rather steep, but you are rewarded with a magnificent view.  Both the walk leaders really enjoyed the walk and look forward to the group joining us for the walk in May.

Please let the Group leaders know by 6 pm of the evening prior to the walk whether you will be partaking.

Contact details

Derek Campbell, e-mail campbellderek51ohr@gmail.com, tel  01732451581

 

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