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PUTTENHAM WALK ORGANISED BY BWF NATIONAL COMMITTEE

CONTACT: Roger Baker, 12 Burwood Grove, Hayling Island, Hampshire PO11 9DS
Tel: 02392 462005 E-mail: trails@bwf-ivv.org.uk

DISTANCE: 14km
ENTRY FEE: £1.00 per walker (Cheques payable to BWF))
AWARD: Cloth Badge at £2.00 each.
DIRECTIONS FROM NEAREST TOWN: Guilford - Leave Guildford on A3 towards Godalming & Farnham in appx 2 miles turn left on to the A31 which then passes over the A3 and after approx 1 mile TL sign posted Puttenham. In appx 100 metres TL and in appx 300 metres TL into Puttenham and after passing the church and before you get to the Good Intent Public House TL into Suffield Lane. In 2km on right is Puttenham Common Top Car Park.
START VENUE: Puttenham Common Top Car Park  Map 186 GR SU919462 Sat Nav Code GU3 1BE
COACH & CAR PARKING: Puttenham Common Top Car Park, Free
PUBLIC TRANSPORT: There is no suitable public transport.

ROUTE DESCRIPTION. (Route updated 5th December 2016)

Leave the car park with your back to the view and walk across the green picnic area diagonally to the left and join a clearly defined track and turn left, ignoring two small tracks on left and in appx 300 metres pass a green metal gate on right. Continue on main track passing new house “Murtmoor” on right, and descend to track/path crossing. Ahead following the path in line with the overhead power lines keep ahead on bridleway, ignore bridleway on right and in appx 300 metres reach an open area. Immediately turn right and follow the footpath for appx 100 metres at track junction turn right at marker post "North Downs Way", continue on this path to eventually join a track ahead to tarmac lane, turn left and descend to road junction.

Continue ahead into Puttenham village along The Street passing "Venzers Yard" on left to reach The Good Intent pub on your left. Ahead on pavement and cross road to church, through lych gate to look at the ancient well, and walk around the church.

Q1 - How many clocks are there on the bell tower?

Retrace steps back to the pub and turn left into Suffield Lane. In 50 metres at bend just past the gates of Puttenham Priory turn left and cross stile to enter field ahead keeping to the left of the field between fences and at small wood cross stile with yellow arrow. Follow clearly marked footpath through kissing gate and enter field. Ahead across field, and at far end of field through kissing gate between two oak trees. Ahead across the next field aiming for the trees in the dip ahead. Cross stile and descend to next field bearing right to reach metal gate and kissing gate, through gate and turn right onto road. Immediately after passing pond on right, turn right and proceed up lane to pass house called "Lydling" on right.

Q2 - What is the name of the letter box at Lydling?

Keep ahead and after 30m turn left onto public footpath. Ignore track on right and proceed ahead over stile into field with fence on your left, cross stile into an enclosed strip that leads to the road. Turn Left into Shackleford and at road junction turn right towards Elstead. At next junction bear left by telephone box and proceed up Grenville Road, after appx 100 metres turn left on to public bridleway, Rokers Lane, proceed up incline between bollards onto footpath and after appx. 600 metres turn right and follow public bridleway (do not go straight ahead on public footpath). After 200 metres pass tennis court on right to reach four way road junction.

Cross this road junction with great care and take the third road on the right called School Lane. At T junction by Norny Farm turn right passing school on right and in appx 50 metres turn left on to public footpath keeping wooden fence on right, to reach kissing gate. Through gate into field and bear right uphill in the direction of the yellow public footpath arrow to gate in wire fence. Continue diagonally across the next field towards kissing gate and foot path bridleway crossing. Through gate and ahead on footpath through the belt of trees and over the next stile. Ahead across field up short incline on marked path towards the buildings of Peper Harow. At lane turn right passing pond on the right and St Nicholas Church on the left (note the coffin rest underneath the inscribed lych gate.) Continue on lane through the estate passing an Edward VII letter box on your left, ahead to kissing gate on left and into field.

Q3 - What is the name and date on the stone seat?

Ahead up the field on well defined track. At top of field turn right at large oak tree to kissing gate and road, through gate turn left and proceed on the right hand side of the road facing traffic to pass Beryl Brown’s Kennels on left. Continue on this road for appx 600 metres ignoring the right turn to Cutmill and Puttenham but continue on road towards Elstead and Farnham, on your left is a farm named after a county.

Q4 - What is the name of this county?

Just past this farm you will arrive at the river Wey and immediately before the bridge turn right on the footpath through metal kissing gate head away from the river to go through kissing gate, proceed on footpath with field on right passing an old war time shelter on right, ahead through muddy woodland footpath to cross stream and ahead on track passing farm buildings. At end of track pass through five bar wooden gate to reach road, turn left and after 300 metres at road junction turn left. Continue on road passing "Sugarbaker House" and "Gatwick House" on left, crossing stream and going round right hand bend. After passing “Cutmill Platts" and at lane which leads to "Cutmill Cottage" bear right through wooden bollards and proceed on bridleway through woods to reach gravel cross track. Turn left and in 50 metres turn right across small bridge and ahead on path keeping the lake on left to pass "Cutmill House” on right to reach driveway. Turn right on driveway following the arrow to “Willow Cottage”. Pass "Garden Cottage" on your right and keeping brick wall on your right pass Willow Cottage on right and ahead uphill on footpath to eventually reach driveway. Turn right and follow drive round to the left to pass "Rodsall Manor" on right. Ahead on public bridleway.

Q5 - What is the name of the cottage on the right?

After appx 30 metres take the left fork and in appx 150 metres at yellow marker post turn left up steps continue on path to reach road. Cross road and enter car park and end of walk.

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The organisers are not liable for accidents, thefts and/or damage to property. Every effort will be made by the organisers to make this a safe, enjoyable and memorable event.  

This trail is registered until 31 December 2017