The First Quiz Walk
 
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The First Quiz Walk

Organisers: John Cooper & Derek Wilmot
29 September 1957

Start: Reigate Station

 
 
Clue 1
[details lost]
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Clue 2
On down the road past hedges so bare,
Between white posts as you walk without care.
Take to the grass path, soon duck your head low.
NAME SPARES FOR A CYCLIST, they're rusty I know.
Ignoring the signpost, straight on until
You bear right at a fork, on up the hill.
You'll come to a clearing, take path to your right.
Near here a clue, up the stairs, out of sight.
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Clue 3
Retrace your way back to the clearing,
Cross straight over and right course you're steering.
The path, you'll find, runs into another,
A tough route today, believe me brother.
WHAT IS THE TREE DEPICTED ON SIGN?
WHO WAS IT CAME FROM S.W.19?
Straight on you'll see a hole in the ground.
Don't pass it by, there's a clue to be found.
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Clue 4
Looking back now at the National Trust sign
Directions to take, only one of them fine.
The first on the left is your current turn,
All the others disdainfully spurn.
Tall trees on your left in a carpet of copper.
Keep on this path till you come to a stopper.
Under a spreading fir tree bold,
Within its masses a clue it could hold.
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Clue 5
On your way left down the steps bear.
Turn right at next path, when you get there,
Left down the steps again you tread,
At another fir tree mind your head.
Approaching a ridge turn right, up steps go.
At top
keep left over ridge and so,
Meet a path which you climb and turning right
You'll pass a B stone you quickly sight.
On past a white house which two roads approach,
On its privacy, please, do not encroach.
But keep straight on till a fence on right,
Find a clue quickly. Don't stay all night.
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Clue 6
AT THE SECOND DRIVE THERE'S A TASTY FRUIT,
They want the gate shut, wioot a doot. (Sorry)
Keep right on past Little Gables,
We hope this route has quite enough labels.
Bearing slight left you'll find that the fence
Lies down when it's tired, showing ruddy good sense.
Look carefully now, as you go,
The gate has no purpose, we're sure you'll say so,
Except to provide for you today
A clue for you. We're sure it may.
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Clue 7
As you go on you'll get in the open.
We hope with this route you are copin'.
In distance to left a building of mystery,
NAME IT NOW, AND GO DOWN IN HISTORY.
At end of field a water trough,
Keep feet dry, or get cold and a cough.
We'll hide your clue near the water cock,
Providing of course there isn't a lock.
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Clue 8
Left down the path that runs down the hill.
Follow field round, to the top, until,
A path through the woods, away from the field,
You'll come to a hillside with view of the weald.
Make your way towards building in view,
Step over branches, a path is now due.
Now bearing right with the channel below,
J.B.'s on a tree, the old so and so.
Scramble down here, up channel proceed,
Look left for wire coil, you hunting breed.
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Clue 9
Carry on up to house on your right.
An old crock's parked here, at junction you sight.
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Clue 10
Straight on proceed with fanatical urge.
Step daintily through the mud, mire and splurge.
Turn left at the main road you'll soon spy.
Step confidentially on till danger is nigh.
Advice to road users you should now note,
WE'LL ASK YOU LATER ON TO QUOTE.
Look out for the Dawcombe flagpole near, [Map shows Dawcombe Wood here]
To which a clue is near, we fear.
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Clue 11
A HOUSE FOR SALE, A NUMBER REMEMBER,
TO VIEW THIS HOME, SOME TIME IN NOVEMBER,
The month doesn't matter we're glad to say.
Don't bother to look for needle in hay.
WHAT SORT OF WEAR SHOULD YOU DON AT NIGHT?
Look back for the sign when it comes into sight.
Pass the four winds, cross railway near station. [Betchworth Station]
A solid old tyre on left - information.
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Clue 12
HOW MANY VOLTS MAY CAUSE YOU TO JUMP?
If you get in here, in one large lump.
Now soon you cross the A two five.
Make it snappy to get back alive.
The bread is broken at The Gospel Mission.
THE HOUR OF THIS SERVICE, SUPPLY INFORMATION.
Smartly to left 4 S's you'll see,
Then round to your right and follow me.
Turn left at queer fish, [The Dolphin pub] soon right a pill box.
Step carefully now - don't wet those smart socks.
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Clue 13
On you go now, then first left you take,
Then round to your right as your way you make.
Very soon now you'll be doing fine,
If you get up them stairs - all thirty nine. [Less than 39 today!]
Bear left with faint path as poplars you reach,
O'er stile - through two gates - a lesson we'll teach,
To intrepid hunters still around
Who'll look near a stone in a field to be found.
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Clue 14
Turn right at T junction, through mudbath at farm. [Dungate's Farm, Reta's nemesis]
 
The Mill Church
on Reigate Heath
Steady now please, it'll go up to your arm.
Follow a path - o'er golf course to mill. [Mill Church on Reigate Heath]
In cottage gutter a clue's there still. [gutter - minus the clue - is still there!]
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Clue 15
Cross the main road, down path opposite,
Over the links - mind you're not hit.
Then joining a track, please turn to the right,
And bear right, then left, as small path you sight.
HOW MANY FRONT DOORS TO THE PIDGEON'S HOME?
You're nearing the end of this day's roam.
Turn left with the railings and again with a path.
We'll discuss this later when we've had a bath.
But you'll see no bridles nailed to a tree,
For each and all of us to see.
LOOK FOR IT NOW, IT'S UJ756,
Mixed up with muck and a lot of bean sticks. [probably in the allotments here]
Turning left again, we're sure Les and Rete
Will find a clue left in a lump of concrete.
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Clue 16
Carry on now and back to town go,
To cuss them two with tales of woe.
O'er main road, on right a caff see,
And Derek and John still drinking tea.

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