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10 Miles Community Hiking in Guildford Surrey Hill – Saturday, 12 September 2015 Organized by the Sunrise Gurkha Sports Club (SGSC)


Getting started with Hiking could be as simple as putting on your shoes and heading out of your house to your nearby forest with tiny backpack survivor kits in it. Hiking is a physically and mentally rewarding activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Even for those with no experience in hiking or even regular exercise, it can be proven pleasurable for anyone. The Surrey Hills ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ offers some of South East England’s most beautiful and accessible countryside. Opportunities abound for exploring this special area; you’ll discover breathtaking views, open commons, attractive monuments and much more.

The hills stretch across the chalk North Downs that run from Farnham in the west, above Guildford, Dorking and Reigate to Oxted in the east. The grandeur and beauty of these hills embrace an amazing variety of countryside from rolling chalk downs and flower rich grasslands to acid heaths and woodlands.

When such areas of outstanding beauty are right in the proximity of our area, we should take every advantage to see and soak the beauty of our countryside. With this on mind, SGSC is organizing its annual hike/rambling on Saturday, the 12th of September 2015. Apart from Club members, non-members are also welcome to join us on this day. Rest assured it’ll be a fun filled, pleasurable and enjoyable day as we ramble along in our own pace. So get on your gear folks and join us on the day.


Hiking Distance: is approximately 10 miles. For your interest, hiking burns up 370 calories an hour (70-kgs person).

Start/Finish Point: Chantries Car Park, Pilgrims Way Guildford GU4 8AW

Assembly time: 10:00am

Start time: 10:30am


    Start & Finishing Point:




    Check Point 1: Pewley Hill (Down)



    Check Point 2: Newlands Corner (a picnic site and beauty spot on a ridge of the Albury Downs, part of the North Downs)



    Check Point 3: St Martha's Hill ( 18th highest hill in the county)



    Check Point 4: The Chantry Wood Campsite ( is situated on the North Downs within Chantry Wood).


Warning

Please do not touch mushrooms, wild flowers and the plants. They look beautiful, colorful but they are poisonous too.

Finishing Point ( Millbrook Car Park):

* Quick debrief from the Coordinator followed by feedbacks if any.


The Top Ten Health Benefits of Hiking:

  • * Improved cardiorespiratory fitness (heart, lungs, blood vessels)
  • * Improved muscular fitness
  • * Lower risk of coronary heart disease and stroke
  • * Lower risk of high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes
  • * Lower risk of high cholesterol and triglycerides
  • * Lower risk of colon and breast cancer, and possibly lung and endometrial cancer
  • * Increased bone density or a slower loss of density
  • * Reduced depression and better quality sleep
  • * Lower risk of early death (If you are physically active for 7 hours a week, your risk of dying early is 40% lower than someone active for less than 30 minutes a week.
  • * Weight control; hiking burns up 370 calories an hour (70-kgs person)

  • Kids get many of the same benefits, including:

  • * Improved cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness
  • * Better bone health
  • * Less chance of becoming overweight
  • * Less chance of developing risk factors for heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes
  • * Possibly reduced risk of depression and feeling less stress, more ready to learn in school
  • * Sleeping better at night