PHRA Ramblers Walk 13th May 2018
We will meet at the entrance of the Nonsuch Park car park
Ewell Road, Cheam entrance at 2.00 p.m.
NOTE NEW TIME
Summary:- We will view the assumed site of Millais' painting of 'Orphelia', the spring renowned for Epsom Salts, which happens to be the source of the River Hogsmill, St Mary's Church New and old, The Banqueting House, the site of Nonsuch Palace and back to the Mansion House for Tea and Cake.
Car Park access is right at the sharp bend to the left on Ewell Road where the memorial is situated.
The walk commences with continuing along the entrance road, officially The Avenue, but known by local children, for obvious reasons, as Conker alley. Shortly after passing the wooded area on our right, we will veer right along a track heading towards Dianas Dyke and the London Road South car park and exit. Turning left onto the A24 we continue along London Road to cross the A240, Ewell Bypass, down into Ewell. At Mill Road on our right we take this short road to cross the old Kingston Road to the Mill and view the River Hogsmill. We return back to the London Road to the Spring Hotel crossing over at the traffic lights to enter St Mary's churchyard. Following the path onto Church Street, turn left and follow Vicarage lane footpath, which is accessed at the bend of Church Street. At the end of Vicarage Lane cross the Ewell Bypass and access the footpath to the left of the raised area. Go up the steps sited on the right, to the site of the Banqueting House. At the right hand side of the back of the B.H. take the path straight ahead which will lead back to Avenue Road in Nonsuch Park. View the site of Nonsuch Palace and then head back to the Mansion House visible in the distance for well earned refreshments.