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Event Details

Date: Sunday 27th September 2009
Start Time: 2.15 pm
Location: The Six Bells, Newdigate, Surrey
Organisers: Jeff & Jenny Atkinson
Present:The Atkinson Amble
Walk Distance: 3.5 miles (5.6 km)

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The Six Bells PH, Newdigate, Surrey, RH5 5DH.
The Six Bells is situated on the Rusper Road which bisects the village. The pub is opposite the tall wooden church slightly to the south of the village.
From Dorking head south on the A24, come off at Beare Green and follow the ample signs to Newdigate.

Nat Grid Ref:  TQ 196 421

Public Transport

The nearest stations are in Dorking. Go to www.nationalrail.co.uk for train times. No buses run on Sundays, so you will need to get a taxi for the 15 minute journey to the starting point for the walk.

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Walk & Location Information

A fairly flat walk of 3.55 miles over good surfaces. There may be muddy areas but only if there has been heavy rainfall. There a quite a few stiles so it is not suitable for buggies.
There is ample parking in front or to the rear of the pub. Badger Ales are served plus usually at least one other guest beer. Hot meals from 5.00 are served from 12:00 to around 9:00 pm.

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Starter Clues

Q 1Stredoa sounds French but it could be made into a fine English tipple. What is it?
Q 2If you can find them both they add up to 9 but if you multiply them you should get 20. But what are they?
Q 3Somewhere in the immediate area is an endangered species.
Spare AThere are six of them but they don't make any noise.

Stage 1

With your backs to the pub, turn right and walk along path looking to both left and right sides of street. Stop at stile in hedge to the right.

Q 4This property reminds you of where the quiz walk began.
Q 5Bejamin Taylor is resting here.
Q 6You should be able to count on this property!
Q 7Your next task is to find a building that sounds like an exotic fruit.

Stage 2

Turn right over the stile about 100 yards from the pub and proceed with hedge to your right.

Q 8What number might you complain of if your telephone provider got this upside down?

Stage 3

Go over the stile and (dry?) stream with planks for a bridge and, keeping hedge to your right, go to 250 yards and over the second stile in that field which is preceeded by a two plank, wire-covered bridge. Keep the hedge to your left and maintain direction to the track where you bear left.

Q 9What am I?
* I might save the planet;
* I might shock you;
* I'm a sun worshipper.
Q 10L minus sounds like a dreadful maths grade but who is giving this poor sounding mark?

Stage 4

Follow the track to, then through, the farm buildings. At the end of these buildings continue left through the middle of the two ponds and over the stile. Keep direction through fields. You may wish to stop for a coffee at the excellent farm cafe.

Q 11What will the ABC powder help you to do?
Q 12It used to be the Post Office, then it wasn't, then it was. Now it's below a Rigid Stackable cage. What is it?
Q 13Find the fast and correct organisation that keeps the animals in place.
Q 14It could be a high street beauty salon but you'd be pretty browned off if you didn't go in for a coffee or a snack.

Stage 5

Go into the main road, turn right and after 20 yards turn left into Ockley House drive. Don't follow the drive but go over the stile to the right.

Q 15What chilly sign identifies the horses?
Q 16Eyes down for what metal number?
Q 17Think about this one! Along this road someone decided hurriedly to put a roof on this type of property.

Stage 6

As the road bends sharply to the right after Home Farm go left through a metal gate and continue direction along the path.

Q 18You don't see many of these in this part of Surrey but they are apparently around for the next 25 kms.

Stage 7

At the end of the path go through the metal gate and turn right between two posts after five yards and go diagonally over the field towards the lakes.

Q 19What needs to be dipped?

Stage 8

Go through the middle of the ponds and land then bear right over the bridge in the trees and then proceed to a metal kissing gate hidden in the hedge 150 yards opposite. Keep direction with garden fence to your left and when you reach the lane you need to turn left onto it. After about 300 yards turn into Cudworth Lane.

Q 20What evidence is there of a famous footballing name here?
Q 21What happened to UTEC 2005?
Q 22Scandalously, you don't need to be a Conservative MP to have one of these !

Stage 9

Go left at the junction of Cudworth Corner and pass through Green Farm and, shortly after, and opposite a fishing sign, turn right over the stile into the field. Aim for the gap in the hedge opposite and then find the narrow passageway opposite. Go over a stile to the left following some rickety old sheds and then aim diagonally for the far corner of the field. Turn left onto the road and follow direction back to the starting point.

Q 23There is death above and below but only if you can find the 54. Where is the 54?
Q 24Can you identify what would be a great address for a religiously-inclined gardener?
Q 25What will the villagers remember this local artisan for making?

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Starter Clues

Sorry, no clue.

Stage 1

Q 1What is the name of the house that lazy window cleaners like ?

Stage 2

Q 2Where can you find that Tarzan might be happy to live ?

Stage 3

Sorry, no clue.

Stage 4

Q 3How do you get this dog's attention ?

Stage 5

Q 4Look around and find a suitable home for old nags.

Stage 6

Q 5Is this animal trying to jump over the fence ?

Stage 7

Sorry, no clue

Stage 8

Sorry, no clue

Stage 9

Sorry, no clue

Top of Page Answers

Print Answers League Walk Answers

Q 1Dorset Ales.
Q 24 and 5.
Q 3Badger.
Q 4Six Bells Barn.
Q 5Cenotaph memorial.
Q 6Abacus - a burglar alarm at the top of a house.
Q 7Tamarinda the tamarind is a tropical ornamental evergreen tree grown in Africa and Asia and grows fruit from 3-8 inches long and when dried can be used as a spice.
Q 889211
Q 9Solar panel.
Q 10Esso.
Q 11Put out fires.
Q 12Post Office or Consignia - I have accepted both as the change is ongoing.
Q 13Speedrite,
Q 14Tanhouse,
Q 15Freezemarking,
Q 1687,
Q 17Bungalow - bung - a - low - roof -on !
Q 18Kangaroos.
Q 19Fishing nets or All nets.
Q 20Charlton - The name A.J.Charlton appears on the gate going into the lane.
Q 21UTEC - It was inspected in 2005.
Q 22A moat - think back to MPs expenses.
Q 23On an electricity post/pylon.
Q 24Dean Home Farm.
Q 25He made the church entrance gate just before you cross back over the road to the pub.

Print Answers Young Walkers Answers

Q 1They like The Six Bells Barn as there are only two small windows and they are on the ground floor.
Q 2Tarzan would be happy to live in the treehouse to the right just over the first stile.
Q 3You can get the dog's attention by ringing the bell.
Q 4A good home for old nags is The Old Stables cottage.
Q 5The animal jumping the fence is the kangaroo.

Print Results Walk Results

Place Team Members Correct Answers Bonus Points League Points
1 Jenny Atkinson, Joyce Heywood, Roger Heath 25 149 20
2 James Biggs, Penny Biggs, Ben Finnis, Joe Finnis 22 131 19
3 Pauline Smith, Colin Smith 23 130 18
4 Andrea Hunt, Eleanor Hunt, Geoff Hunt, Alan Reeves 22 123 17
5 Brenda Watson, Elizabeth Gurteen 21 114 16
6 Annette Kothari, Jayesh Kothari, Daniel Kothari, Hanni Salamon, Paul Salamon, Sonja Rogers, Jason Rogers 20 108 15
7 Brenda Wooden, Ros McGavin, Sheila Harding, Derek Harding 20 107 14
8 Brenda Bonner, Jenny Cameron, Dereck Munson, Coral Wabe, Stuart Wabe 18 90 13
9 Charlotte Ryan, Robert Ryan, Joseph Ryan, Jan Spencer, Marion Earp 16 80 12
10 Peter Evans, Zara Evans, Kiran Evans 14 69 11