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Event Details

Date: Sunday 12th May 2013
Start Time: 2.15 pm
Location: The Harrow Inn, Compton, Surrey GU3 1EG
Organisers: Jamie Whale and Darren Goodsell
Present:The Compton Caper
Walk Distance: 3 miles, 4.8 km

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The Harrow Inn, The Street, Compton, Surrey GU3 1EG
Leave M25 J10 and join A3 southbound. Go right through Guildford. Ignore A31 turnoff and stay on A3, but take next exit, signposted Godalming Farncombe B3000. At roundabout at end of slip road, take first exit, now labelled Compton Godalming B3000. The pub is on the right in less than 1/2 mile.

Nat Grid Ref:  SU 956 468

Public Transport

The Harrow Inn is two miles by road from Farncombe railway station. One service per hour from London Waterloo (xx00), Clapham Junction (xx09), Woking (xx32) or Guildford (xx42), destination Portsmouth Harbour, arriving Farncombe xx48. Speedwell Taxis (01483 414718) are based in nearby Godalming and quote 6-7 for the journey from Farncombe station.
It may be preferable to travel to more frequently served Guildford station and travel from there by taxi instead (four miles by road, four trains per hour from London and 1tph from Redhill).
None of these lines is affected by engineering work on Sunday 12th May 2013.


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Walk & Location Information

The Walk: A 3-mile walk on country roads and footpaths through fields and quiet residential areas. There are two stiles and one steep but stepped incline.
The Venue: The Harrow Inn is a recently-refurbished pub serving various ales, catering for drinkers and those who wish to eat.
* Lunch is served 12.00 - 3.00pm Sundays; kitchen closed Sunday evenings.
* Food options are light bites - salads and platters - for 6-7 each, and main meals 10-12, including Ploughman's, lasagne, beefburger and a weekly roast special. Booking is advisable.
* The pub has car parking at the side and rear; Quiz Walkers coming by car can also park in a large lay-by adjacent to the pub on the main road.
Tel. no.: 01483 810594, Website: http://www.theharrowcompton.com

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Starter Clues

All the clues are visible on the front and side of the pub building, facing inwards. There is no need to cross the road.

Q 1A poor town M Thatcher made,
A business like this would surely have paid.
Q 2Without a window or a slot,
Gaining entry seems a long shot!
Q 3A weird vane blows up here:
A cab in the middle makes it clear.

Stage 1

Turn right out of pub car park and proceed down the road, staying on the pavement on the same side. After 50yds pavement turns into a road-side path, then later veers to right, away from road. Stage ends at large fallen tree.

Q 4A community's reward
From Magpies abroad.
Q 5Once locked away, but going straight,
Ex-assassin now guards a state.
Q 6Strange concoction of lips and lace
Might permit you to find this place.

Stage 2

Continue ahead on path. Straight on at bridleway intersection and straight across track and driveway to join road. Bear right and follow road past building site. After end of wooden fence on right, cross stile into field on right. Cross field to opposite corner. Cross stile, then shortly turn left and follow this path, with fence on your left, to garage area, where stage ends.

Q 7Take care near this spot:
A dweeb? He forgot!
Q 8Just in case you wander past,
Permitted route's both carved and cast.
Q 9An uphill stretch just around the bend?
Milligan and Lee urge "Do not ascend!"

Stage 3

Turn right, around gate, and head uphill across field towards hilltop houses (don't miss the view behind you!). As you enter wooded area, turn right and proceed up path, which becomes steps. At the top, continue ahead on path, now enclosed on both sides by fencing. At end of path continue straight ahead on private road. Stage ends when road bends right.

Q 10A country gent is fair
To accompany vacant pair.
Q 11Crude protection
And giant erection.
Q 12Entry gets a special rank;
Uniform companions flank.

Stage 4

Take footpath on left. Follow this path for some distance, between fences, until eventually emerging on road. Turn right and take extreme care on bend. Stay on right hand side of road and keep to pavement once it appears. Stage ends outside entrance to Honeystone and Kinnaslea on right.

Q 13A sure guarantee without waiver
For the region that we all savour.
Q 14Every minister hypnotised,
Communal access visualised.
Q 15A criminal suite...
Q 16...whilst reds retreat.

Stage 5

Continue ahead on this road for some distance. At Summers Lane junction, stay on main road but cross to other side to remain on segregated path, for safety. Proceed past school on left and then round left hand bend. Stage ends at mirror on verge.

Q 17What made sierra disappear?
Sign writer's senior moment, I fear!
Q 18Breaking in would not be wise:
Looks like the home of US spies.
Q 19Sounds like hesitation
In a filling station
Sandwiched by acceleration:
Caution is their advocation.

Stage 6

Cross road and proceed down public bridleway opposite. Follow path alongside wire fence. At fork, take right fork and descend into woods to emerge into fields. Follow path between fields as it winds, gently uphill then downhill, to farm buildings, where stage ends.

Q 20Your vigilance cannot be lost:
Canine exercise at no cost.
Q 21Hardly a grand old dome!
Looks like mother's at home.
Q 22Block's alignment seems to show
Antipodean H2O.

Stage 7

Follow lane between houses. When you reach the main road, cross over and turn right. Follow pavement back to pub.

Q 23TV chef sits on the corner
To give the name of auditory warner.
Q 24Worship clear and vocal
With the Santa that's local.
Q 25The best code for sport?
Des's, I would have thought.

Spare clues. On stage 5:

Spare AA nice thought I could hurl at you
Originally housed the answer too.

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Q 1The Harrow at Compton. Anagram of "A poor town M Thatcher".
Q 2Entrance door with no handle or letterbox.
Q 3Ventaxia. Letters of "vane" rearranged around "taxi".
Q 4Bench given by Eileen & George Bilbie of Newcastle, Australia, 1980.
Q 5Texas padlock. Hidden in "straight / ex-assassin".
Q 6Spiceall [name of road]. Anagram of "lips" and "lace".
Q 7Beware of the dog. Anagram of "A dweeb? He forgot!"
Q 8Two Public Footpath signs together, one wooden, one metal.
Q 9Anti-climb spikes. Ref. Spike Lee and Spike Milligan
Q 10Three padlocks, one "Squire" the others nameless.
Q 11"Oil care" and "TITAN" on oil tank.
Q 12Supafence on gate; other fence panels labelled Jewson.
Q 13Absolute Security Surrey.
Q 14Entrance all departments.
Q 15Sinden [house name].
Q 16Squirrels Run [house name].
Q 17Sign with "Robertson Nursing Home" between two others with "Robertsons Nursing Home".
Q 18CIA alarm (on Priors house).
Q 19Speed Bump Ahead. "Um" inside "BP" all inside "Speed Ahead".
Q 20Caution Dog Running Free.
Q 21MAIN [Ma in] on large shed.
Q 22Southwater. Upside down on brick.
Q 23Heston Apex, on alarm. Ref. Heston Blumenthal.
Q 24St Nicholas at Compton
Q 25Lynam's GU3 1EG.
Spare AAntic Hay. Initial letters of "A nice thought I could hurl at you".

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Print Results Walk Results

Place Team Members Correct Answers Bonus Points League Points
1 Chloe Whale, Sue Whale, Robert Whale 23 154 20
2 Peter Evans, Robert Collini, Christine Cooper, Andrew Cordani 22 145 19
3 John Davis, Geoff Hunt, Alan Reeves 22 142 18
4 Pauline Smith, Colin Smith 21 134 17
5 Roger Heath, Sheila Drake, Larry Dzubeck, Jacqui Hill, Bob Hill, Joyce Heywood 19 119 16
6 Rosie Treasure, Dave Saunders 18 101 15
7 Brenda Wooden, Ros McGavin 16 91 14
8 Marion Earp, Jan Spencer, Kath Biggs, Dennis Biggs 13 68 13
9 Brad Morris 12 62 12
10 Coral Wabe, Stuart Wabe, Margaret Rowe, Jenny Cameron 11 53 11