The Walk of 2020


Details of the Refugee Tales Walk – 2020

Always: “Walking towards the better imagined”

We will have the very best writers, musicians and hosts for 5 brilliant evenings events.

The programme is still being finalised. Do keep looking here for updates.


RT 2020 – Day 0 – Friday 3 July 2020

Assemble for the walk in Crawley. There is overnight accommodation, for those who pre-book for the walk.

  • Nearest train station:
    Three Bridges  London Victoria, c.38 mins and London St Pancras, (Blackfriars, London Bridge) c.49 mins.


RT 2019 – Day 1 – Saturday 4 July 2020

Crawley – Dorking: c.13 miles.
Ordnance Survey Landranger Map 187

  • Registration: 0830 at Ifield Station, Ifield Drive, Ifield, RH11 0JP
  • Nearest train stations:
    (start) Ifield London Victoria, c.55 mins and London St Pancras, (Blackfriars, London Bridge) c.55 mins.
    (finish) Dorking main (¾ mile) London Waterloo, c.50 mins
    Dorking Deepdene (¾ mile) London St Pancras, ( Redhill, Blackfriars, London Bridge) c.1hr 10 mins.

    Ifield Station
  • LUNCHTIME EVENT : St. Peter’s Church, Church Lane, Newdigate, RH5 5DL

Host – Lytton Smith

Tale – Dina Nayeri

Music :

  • Accommodation: tba

RT 2020 – Day 2 – Sunday 5 July 2020

  Dorking – Guildford: c.12.5 miles.
Ordnance Survey Landranger Maps 186, 187

  • Registration: 0900 at
  • Nearest train stations:
    (start) Dorking Main, London Waterloo, c.50 mins
    Dorking Deepdene, (¾ mile) London St Pancras, ( Redhill, Blackfriars, London Bridge) c.1hr 10 mins.
    (finish) Guildford, (¾ mile) London Waterloo, c.40 mins – 1hr+
  • LUNCHTIME EVENT:
  • EVENING EVENT at 1900: Holy Trinity Church, 5 Trinity Churchyard, High Street, Guildford GU1 3RR

Host – Aida Edemariam

Tale – Simon Smith

Music : Ibrahim Aziz – viola da gamba

  • Accommodation: tba

RT 2020 – Day 3 – Monday 6 July 2020

Guildford – Farnham: c.12 miles.
Ordnance Survey Landranger Map 186

  • Registration: 0830:
  • Nearest train stations:
    (start) Guildford, (¾ mile) London Waterloo, c.40 mins – 1hr+
    (finish) Farnham (¼ mile) London Waterloo, c.55 mins – 1hr+
  • LUNCHTIME EVENT:

Host – Manveen Rana

Tale – Christy Lefteri

Music : Liran Donin’s 1000 Boats


RT 2020 – Day 4 – Tuesday 7 July 2020

Farnham – Four Marks : c.14 miles.

Ordnance Survey Landranger Maps 199

  • Nearest train stations:
    (start) Farnham (¼ mile) London Waterloo, c.55 mins – 1hr+
    (finish) Alton (5 miles) trains to London Waterloo, c.1hr 15 mins.
  • Bus Number 64, Four Marks  to Alton, c.15 mins – every half hour
  • LUNCHTIME EVENT:

Host – Raymond Antrobus

Tale – Robert MacFarlane

Music : Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar


RT 2020 – Day 5 – Wednesday 8 July 2020

  Four Marks – Winchester: c.14 miles.

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 173

  • Nearest train stations:
    (start) Alton (5 miles) trains to London Waterloo, c.1hr 15 mins.
    Bus Number 64 Alton to Four Marks, c.15 mins – every half hour
    (finish) Winchester (¾ mile) London Waterloo, c.1hr
  • LUNCHTIME EVENT:
  • EVENING EVENT at 1800: Guildhall Winchester, The Broadway, Winchester, SO23 9GH
    As in previous years this final ‘Event’ is ticketed and these are on sale for £12.50 from the University of Kent: HERE

Host – Patrick Gale

The Son’s Tale – Monica Ali

Musicians from Chineke!

  • Accommodation: none

 


BOOK for the WALK: HERE