Wednesday, 12 August, 2015
The Surrey Hills Society offers you this unique opportunity to discover another hidden gem in a quiet corner of the Surrey Hills. Tucked away, just off the Hogs Back, near Guildford, is a large wooden barn built by Cistercian Monks in 1388. The barn is now looked after by a community trust with local volunteers and contains interesting displays about the local area. The barn has had a fascinating history which will be revealed to us by local historian, Isobel Willis. During WW2 it was famously a secret site for training Special Operations Executive Agents, or spies to go underground in France.
Join the Chairman of the Surrey Hills Society for tea, coffee and biscuits at 10.30am before a talk and a tour. There is then an optional trip to Compton for lunch at the Withies Inn, an ancient and still independent 16th century pub, followed by an afternoon stroll to the beautiful clay Arts and Crafts Chapel, created by Mary Watts. The walk is fairly flat and will take an hour and a half.
The cost of this picturesque visit to our members is £5.00 for morning coffee, tour of Barn and Wanborough. The cost for non-members is £6.50.
The tour and talk at Wanborough Barn is wheelchair accessible.
Our friends, the dogs, are accepted on leads.
Exact location will be sent with confirmation of booking to ensure that only those who have booked arrive on the day.
Booking is essential. If you would like to join us would you please complete and return the booking form to arrive at Warren Farm Barns before Monday 3rd August 2015.