The 2021 Christmas Amble

Our annual Christmas walk with no clues but a chance to mix with all of the club members.
Organisers: Gillian Hein & Roger Heath
Present:Denbies Delightful Dawdle
Location: Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6AA
Date: Wednesday 29th December 2021
Start Time: Meet at 10.30 am for 10.45 start
Walk Distance: 2.9 miles, 4.7 km

Walk & Location Information

The Walk: Ours is a stile-free walk of 2.9 miles with varied scenery including light woodland, riverside and hillside. In the last third of our route a steady gradient gives way to a gentle and very scenic descent back to Denbies.
Meeting & Greeting: We will be standing immediately in front of the entrance doorway into the main building. We'll gather together from 10.30am and set off 10.45am. But please respect whatever official Covid-19 restrictions are in place at the time.
The Venue: Denbies Wine Estate has developed into a very popular venue in the Dorking area. The facilities should be open at Denbies on the 29th including the wine and gift shop; and the Hatch, situated in the outside wall and serving food and drink on a takeaway basis. You can visit the Denbies website at . The restaurant is very good, but you will need to book well in advance. NOTE at time of press the whole site was CARD ONLY (no cash payments).
Walk Location Map

Nat Grid Ref:  TQ 165 512


From Tadworth Roundabout take B2032 towards Headley. After 2.5 miles straight ahead down hill towards Betchworth and continue over level crossing to roundabout on A25. Right to Dorking. After 2.1 miles, just past the Watermill Inn on right, turn right into Pixham Lane. At end of Pixham Lane take second exit at roundabout to Denbies. See also Denbies site .

Public Transport

Bus 21 (Epsom-Leatherhead-Dorking) and bus 465 (Kingston-Leatherhead-Dorking) both stop very near the roundabout at Pixham Lane.
Go to for Metrobus 21 timetable.
Go to for bus 465 timetable.

The nearest station is Dorking. For train times go to .
Leaving station walk ahead to nearby dual carriageway (A24). Do not cross over. Instead turn right along pavement and continue for some way to roundabout at Pixham Lane. Cross over carefully and head along slip road to Denbies. Total distance walked 0.75 miles.

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The Christmas Amble

The Organisers flyer in PDF format with full details of the walk and venue.