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Holmethorpe Sand Pits
Walk: Saturday 23 March 2019 at 10:00am

OS: TQ 301518 

Post Code: RH1 4EU

Duration: Half day walk.

Leader: Brian

Directions: Meet at Mercers car park. From M25, Junction 8, briefly take A217 towards Reigate before turning left into Gatton Bottom signposted to Merstham. At the end, turn right onto the A23 down the high street then left on School Hill (signposted Nutfield), under the bridge, immediately right on Nutfield Road. Follow this for about 1.25  miles over 3 mini roundabouts and through width restrictions. The entrance to Mercer’s Country Park is a quarter of a mile on the left (Nutfield Marsh Road).

Habitat: Lakes, moorland, walking on often muddy paths.

Attractions: Water birds (including terns, ducks, geese and grebes with possibility of snipe, green sandpiper and little ringed plover), woodland birds, hobby.

Amenities: No facilities but snacks can be purchased from the sub-aqua club a few hundred yards from the cap park (where there is also a map). Spyne’s Mere SWT reserve can be reached by a short walk from there.

Please bring appropriate clothing and footwear for conditions on the day which can be subject to change at any time. You will be expected to use the walk in such a way as not to place yourselves or others at risk and to follow all requirements set by the walk leader.

 

Location Holmethorpe Sand Pits
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