Surry Hills & South Downs overnighter on May 15-16 anyone?

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nagasaki45
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Surry Hills & South Downs overnighter on May 15-16 anyone?

Post by nagasaki45 » Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:52 am

Thinking about doing the Downs overnighter from bikepacking.com on May 15-16. Will probably get on the trail on Friday evening, near Farnham. Then Surry Hills and a bit of the South Downs Way towards Brighton on Saturday, and back north through the Downs Link to Guildford on Sunday.
Does anyone wanna join?

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Re: Surry Hills & South Downs overnighter on May 15-16 anyone?

Post by Charliecres » Sun May 02, 2021 11:34 pm

I’m based in Dorking and might be able to join for some of that. I’ll post up here nearer the time if it’s looking likely.

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Re: Surry Hills & South Downs overnighter on May 15-16 anyone?

Post by BobCatMax » Tue May 04, 2021 9:59 pm

There's a portion of the Downslink closed at the mo, but for the life of me I can't remember where. I'm fairly sure it's navigable around but not signposted so ;)
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Re: Surry Hills & South Downs overnighter on May 15-16 anyone?

Post by nagasaki45 » Tue May 04, 2021 10:40 pm

Charliecres wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 11:34 pm
I’m based in Dorking and might be able to join for some of that. I’ll post up here nearer the time if it’s looking likely.
Excellent! Would love to have some company.
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Tue May 04, 2021 9:59 pm
There's a portion of the Downslink closed at the mo, but for the life of me I can't remember where. I'm fairly sure it's navigable around but not signposted so ;)
Thanks for the heads up. Looks like the closure is only for a few hundred meters.

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Re: Surry Hills & South Downs overnighter on May 15-16 anyone?

Post by BobCatMax » Wed May 05, 2021 2:00 pm

No probs
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Re: Surry Hills & South Downs overnighter on May 15-16 anyone?

Post by nagasaki45 » Tue May 11, 2021 1:47 pm

The weather this weekend doesn't look that promising. Heading down there today till Thursday instead. One of the benefits of being a PhD student I guess... I assume no one is up for joining, but if you do better to drop me a private message.

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Re: Surry Hills & South Downs overnighter on May 15-16 anyone?

Post by BobCatMax » Tue May 11, 2021 2:31 pm

Enjoy yourself. Rackham Hill is my goto spot on the SDW, I normally go from there to chantry but you're headed in the other direction.

Chanctonbury ring is another favourite spot too
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