|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|
DirectionsThe Harrow Inn, The Street, Compton, Surrey GU3 1EG
Nat Grid Ref: SU 956 468
Public TransportThe 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.
Walk & Location InformationThe 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.
Route & Question Sheet
All the clues are visible on the front and side of the pub building, facing inwards. There is no need to cross the road.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Follow lane between houses. When you reach the main road, cross over and turn right. Follow pavement back to pub.
Spare clues. On stage 5:
Young Walkers Questions
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Young Walkers Answers
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