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WALK No 151
Co-ordinator: Duggie Fairbairn (020 8979 8305)

"The Wotton Hatch"
Thursday 11th November 2004, commencing at 10.30 am
"The Wotton Hatch"
Guildford Road, Wotton, Surrey

as RVP

3 miles
Norman Andrews
Multimap HERE

Information & Menu details.
The Wotton Arms was formerly known as the Evelyn Arms, honouring the name of the village's most famous son, the diarist John Evelyn, who was born nearby in Wotton House, the family home of the Evelyns from 1579.
The Wotton Hatch now belongs to the Vintage Inn Chain and was refurbished in early 2003 making it light and airy and far more pleasant. The menu is not overly expensive and there is an interesting and inviting specials board to tempt you. Bass and London Pride are on offer and of course lager and a choice of wines and soft drinks.

Suggested Route
Join the A3, as convenient, east of Cobham & continue to the RHS turn off, where turn left on the B2215 to Ripley. Continue to Burntcommon and turn left onto the A247, carry on to West Clandon and take the A25 south. Pass Newlands Corner, The Silent Pool, Gomshall, Abinger Hammer, The Wotton Hatch is then approximately 2 miles on your right.

The Walk (Length approx. 3 miles)
Wotton has a backdrop of the North Downs. Wotton means 'farm by the road' and Hatch is a 'gate' generally leading to a common. Turn right out of the pub and walk up Sheephouse Lane. At a fingerpost bare left into Greensand Way. After approximately ¾ mile turn right over a stile, cross the Tilling Bourne and continue over the next stile and follow the footpath off right up a steep hill. This hill is fairly short but a walking stick is strongly advised. Cross Sheephouse Lane via two kissing gates carry on to cross paths and turn left to arrive at Kempslade Farm and turn right down hill to Friday Street. Cross the bridge and with the Mill Pond on your left turn right on a footpath. Stay on this footpath for about ¾ mile and then bare hard right at a fingerpost and follow the path up a fairly steep hill. Soon turn left over a stile, cross The Tilling Bourne and another stile and continue uphill to cross a stile into a field, The Wotton Hatch can then be seen beyond another stile.

Any queries please ring Norman Andrews, 01932 873327 / mobile on day, 0771 4302442