Distance 12 / Short Walk Option 6 Miles
This was new for 2018 and is becoming our regular walking season opener. It starts at the same place as the Leith Hill walk. Instead of going south, we go north to the Downs which are open with south facing slopes for a good part of the way, but which also have extensive areas of varied and sheltered woodland, some of which should be full of bluebells. We rise gently eastwards with fine views south across the peaceful valley around Wotton Hatch to the forested tops of the North Downs ridge, through a gap of which it is possible later to glimpse Chanctonbury Ring on the far-distant South Downs. When we reach the North Downs Way, we follow it west for several miles before returning.