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Choir walking group

Choir walking group

Choir members take part in informal local walks once every 3-4 weeks.  These are mostly circular walks of 5-6 miles with a mid-walk refreshment stop, following a route proposed by a navigator.  During British Summer Time they usually start at 2.30pm and finish around six, with a meal at the start/finish pub to follow.  When the clocks revert to GMT, the walks start progressively earlier, starting around midday or 12.30 during the winter.  All choir members are welcome to take part, and they are welcome to invite guests too.   Please note that members and guests take part in the walks as individuals, and so take full personal responsibility for their own safety.

Walkers keep their distance

Five choir walkers undertook a 5.5 mile circular walk from St Margaret's, Hooley today, 23 March.  As our photograph shows, they followed government instructions to stay two metres apart from each other.  The photo was taken by Neil Pontin and the four shown are Phil Willis, Dave Bannister, John Parker and Dick Jones.  Congratulations to them for keeping the choir spirit alive!

The walkers rest on a sunny bank overlooking Chipstead Lane - not far from Well House Inn (closed)




Walkers carry on 

Twelve walkers left the delightful Hare and Hounds in Godstone on 16 March ready to enjoy the most glorious sunny weather for many walks. 

The group departs from the Hare and Hounds

No-one injured on choir walk

Nine walkers set out from the refurbished Ramblers' Rest in Chipstead on 21 February and soon reacquainted themselves with Lucy Pevensey and Aslan the Lion, carvings on the local Narnia Trail in Banstead Woods. Dave the Navigator has assured the group that, in light of a casualty on a steep muddy climb on the previous walk, the route would be unerringly level.

The intact Chipstead ten, at half-way R&R point

Mishap in the mud

Ten choir walkers left the White Lion in Warlingham in inauspicious conditions for the first walk of the New Year on January 27 2020, sodden underfoot and with a threatening forecast. The first mud was encountered while tramping through Blanchman's Farm Nature Reserve onto Bug Hill and then across Woldingham Golf Course.  The group burst into song as it passed under the Oxted Railway line with a rendition of My Lord.

Inauspicious conditions near the start of the walk

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