Guided Walk: 19th July 2024 – Martin Down and Penbury Knoll

Date:  Friday 19th July 2024

Start Location:  This walk starts from the car park on Martin Down Nature Reserve besides the A354 (SP5 5HR) (Grid Ref: SU036200) There are no parking fees.

Start Time: 10.30

Walk description: This 8 mile (13k) circular walk goes through the stunning Martin Down Nature Reserve and visits Penbury Knoll it then descends into Pentridge before returning to the start point.

During the walk we will talk about the military history of Martin Down and share knowledge of the flora and fauna in the nature reserve.  On the route we will observe the bronze age Bokerly Dyke and the late prehistoric field systems on Pentridge Down.

Walk Level:  This is a moderate walk with some ascents and descents. 

How long will it take? This walk will take approximately 4 to 5 hours. During the walk we will stop for a picnic lunch (not provided).

Equipment: You will need suitable footwear and outdoor clothing (not denim jeans) and waterproofs.

You should also bring drinking water and lunch / snacks. 

View the recommended Kit List.

Group Size: Maximum 12 people.  (Remaining places = 6) 

Toilets: There are no public toilets on this walk.

Refreshments: There are no shops, cafes or pubs on this walk.  You will need to bring you own food and drink.

Are dogs allowed? Dogs are not allowed on this walk.

How much will it cost? £10.00 paid in advance or cash on the day.

How do I join the walk? To reserve a place on this walk email [email protected].  Joining instructions and payment details will be sent to you.

You must be over 18 years old.

You will be required to complete a health declaration form and provide emergency contact details prior to the walk.

If you have not booked a place on this walk, completed the appropriate forms or arrive without suitable clothing/equipment you will not be able to join the walk.

About Your Walk Leader: Walking Moonraker walks are led by Fred. He is a qualified Mountain Training Association Lowland Leader with an Outdoor First Aid certificate and has appropriate public liability and professional indemnity insurance to lead lowland walks.  He has also achieved the National Navigation Award Scheme Gold Standard of navigation.

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