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WALK No 144
Co-ordinator: Duggie Fairbairn (020 8979 8305)

King William IV & West Horsley
Thursday 8th April 2004
Car park at West Horsley Church, at 10.30am

12.30 at King William IV, The Street
West Horsley


Directions: Suggested route. Join the A3 as convenient and leave at the Wisley slip road but turn left under the bridge for Ripley. In Ripley turn left, just after The Talbot, into Rose Lane, at cross-roads Rose Lane changes to Ripley Lane, at the next 'T' junction turn right into The Street and carry on to a roundabout and turn left on to the A246, Epsom Road. West Horsley Church and the car park are then just over 1/2 mile on right.

The car park is a series of 4 mini car parks situated south of the A246 behind St. Mary's Church. I suggest we park in the second.
Walk south through the car parks into the area known as Sheepleas. At the end of the footpath turn left and at a gate immediately on your right turn right. Carry on to reach cross paths and turn left. Continue to another set of cross paths and turn left again. Follow this footpath and pass a fingerpost, ignoring bridleway off to the right. On reaching the A246 cross the road and turn left for a few hundred yards and then right onto a wide track. Pass through Place Farm and continue to a tree lined footpath to emerge at a path down the middle of a large field. Pass Lollesworth Wood, which is in the grounds of West Horsley Place. Stay on the footpath and at a fingerpost ignore the right turn and keep straight ahead through a tree lined path and out to a field. On reaching a railway cutting turn left and continue down to reach The Street.
Here turn left and after a few hundred yards turn left on a signed footpath. Ignore the first fingerpost and footpath off to the left. After passing a pair of houses on your left, cross a stile and walk along the side of a field with a fence on your left. Cross another stile and continue to the end of the field and turn right into Little Cranmore Lane, on reaching The Street turn left and The King William IV is then shortly on your right.

The King William IV is a traditional English pub set in rural Surrey. The pub itself is welcoming and relaxing with a quiet delightful restaurant.
The Landlord and Landlady are a young couple who are friendly and lively.
In the 1830s miller Edmund Collins was a leading light in Horsley owning the windmill, malthouse, bakery and several properties. In a move to corner the market he opened two beer houses, one in Cranmore Lane, for which he resurrected the old Red Lion name formerly situated at Church House. For the other he converted two semi-detached cottages in The Street, which he named after the monarch at the time.
Menu details:Food served in the bar and restaurant is from a varied menu and mostly homemade. The Chef has won an award and received two Rosettes.
Beers. Miller, Fosters, Stella, John Smiths, Guiness + 2 House ales + 2 Guests.

After lunch from The King William cross the road and turn right and in 50yds. turn left into School Lane. At the end of the lane carry on forward to take the footpath opposite. At Lane End turn right and then in 50yds by Mulberry Cottage left on a signed footpath. On reaching fields follow the path down the middle and turn right at the end and continue to join another footpath that forks off right to arrive at the A246 and St. Mary’s Church. On the way there is a good view of West Horsley Place ahead on the left. On reaching the A246 cross the road and back to the Car Park.