Sat, 18 Aug|
Lavender Farm Hike
This walk takes us through the purple haze of Mayfield Lavender – a huge, fragrant swathe of deep, indigo flowers, as well as golden wheat fields of Surrey and shaded woodland areas.
Time & Location
18 Aug 2018, 10:15 – 18:00
Clapham Junction, St John's Hill, London, Greater London SW11 2QP, UK
About the event
As Lavender will be in season from end of June until end of August it's a good time to experience the unique beauty of this flower.
Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2013/07/29/a-purple-haze-just-outside-croydon-escaping-the-city-for-mayfield-lavender-surrey-3902368/#ixzz3fa4JJNQS
Meeting time: at 10:15 at Clapham Junction station.
We will make our way to the platform at 10:36 am. If you're late I'm afraid we'll not be able to wait and you'll miss the trip. Of course, if you want, you can try to catch up with us at the platform, but the host will be making sure the group gets on the right train, so you will have to figure out the way. Also, you will have to find another way of getting there as we will have your train ticket.
Train: We'll take take the 10:46 train*. We'll change in Purley (11:03) for the 11:18 train to Chipstead. We'll arrive at 11:29.
Please note that as the rail network is very unreliable, those details might change depending on the train delays and we may take an earlier or later train. The decision might need to be taken by the leader on the spot to suit the group's needs. If you do not arrive at the meeting time, we can not guarantee that you will be able to catch up with the group as the leader may not be able to update you about any changes - even if you call or message them, as sometimes the phone network might not be available and often they might be busy taking care of the group. Leader's priority will always have to be the customers that arrived on time. We add the train details in order to help you out if you have problems getting to the meeting point on time, but take no responsibility for any changes - so the only way to ensure you do not miss out on the event is to arrive on time at the meeting point.
Meeting point: You will meet at Clapham Junction Station at the main entrance, next to the ticket offices and Costa Coffee. When you arrive at the station, please ask a staff member for the main entrance (St John's Hill) as there are a couple of entrances available. It is the one with Sainsbury's and Costa. If you don't know the station, please give yourself enough time to find the right spot.
Our host will be holding a blue balloon with the logo.
Difficulty: 4 out of 10
Distance: approximately 14 km
Time: It will be a leisurely walk and should take between 3-4 hours. We will also stop for one hour for lunch. However, it is impossible to predict the exact timings as it depends on the walking speed of the particular group we have on the day.
Please give yourself enough time to find the meeting point - it is quite a large station and has many entrances, please check the TFL journey planner for any planned engineering works and please allow enough time for any unplanned disruptions to your journey. If you are late and miss the group no refunds will be provided and there will be no use calling us and asking us to wait as I'm afraid I will not be keeping 30 people who made it on time, waiting for a late comer.