Haslemere Walking Festival 2019

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Haslemere and Surrounds

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78 High Street

Haslemere

GU27 2LA

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From Friday 27th to Sunday 29th September, Haslemere is once again hosting its annual Walking Festival, which offers a wonderful opportunity for children and adults to learn about Haslemere's wildlife and fascinating history, while at the same time enjoying the stunning walking areas both within this lovely market town and the beautiful surrounding countryside.

Long and short, easy and challenging, night and day, the three-day programme of walks will take you in and around Haslemere, across the South Downs National Park, through National Trust Heathlands and deep into the Surrey Hills AONB.

With so many beautiful areas to discover and explore with experienced walk leaders, come and join Haslemere’s 5th Walking Festival and celebrate the rich history and stunning countryside surrounding this quaint market town nestled in the Surrey Hills.

All walks are free to attend.

Booking is essential as numbers are limited.


Programme

Friday 27th September

9.00am Launch Walk -15 miles - A bracing circular walk following roads, lanes, tracks and footpaths around the iconic Gibbett Hill

11.00am Hindhead Common - join The National Trust for an informal ramble with spectacular views

6.15pm Bat Walk 1 - spot many of the species of bats known to inhabit Haslemere

Saturday 28th September

11.00am Blue Plaque Trail - learn about the history of Haslemere through the many Blue Plaques dotted around the town

2.30pm Sir Robert Hunter Walk - a dramatised walk bringing the history of Hindhead to life

6.15pm Bat Walk 2 - spot many of the species of bats known to inhabit Haslemere

Sunday 29th September

10.00am Wild Learning Reptile Walk - Join knowledgeable Forest Leaders for an exciting Wild Learning experience hunting for reptiles on Marley Common

10.30pm Navigation for Beginners - Join experienced Explorer Scout Leaders who will teach you the basics of navigation on a walk off the beaten path around beautiful Black Down

2.30pm Maggie's Munchie Muesli Farm Walk - A guided walk of Imbhams Farm with Maggie Barlow, followed by a Make-Your-Own Muesli Workshop with grains from the farm's own Granary. (Workshop £5 book separately)

Booking Conditions

  • The walk leaders are in charge of the walk and their decision on participation is final.
  • Walks are aimed at all abilities and suitable for most people but you need to check the walk is suitable for you. All walks encounter hazards and you must attend the talk at the start of each walk.
  • It is the responsibility of all walkers to ensure that they are physically fit enough to take part in the walks they have chosen. If you are in doubt regarding your abilities, seek medical advice.
  • Dogs are not allowed other than on walks which are specifically described as being suitable for dogs
  • Vulnerable people including young people under18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
  • Appropriate footwear and clothing must be worn and bring sufficient refreshments and snacks where applicable.
  • You are responsible for your own personal safety and whilst we endeavor to make all walks as safe and enjoyable as possible, any event attended is done so at your own risk. We accept no liability for loss, accident or injury caused to any person during the festival. Check your own personal accident cover before taking part.
  • In the event of adverse weather conditions or due to unforeseen circumstances the event organiser reserves the right to cancel any walks.

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Haslemere and Surrounds

Visit Haslemere

78 High Street

Haslemere

GU27 2LA

United Kingdom

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