Normandy Things to Do
I think that country churches are very charming and I liked very much this one in Wyke, especially because of the green churchyard with ancient tombstones. It was built around 1850 and it is the parish church of Normandy. It is dedicated to St Mark.
The English probably see this pub just like any other, but for us foreign visitors the pubs are incredibly picturesque. To me they give the impression of being in one of the TV movie of Inspector Barnaby.
For those who go to Normandy by train the name of the railway station is Wanborough.
Trains are those of the route between Guildford and Ascot. They run every thirty minutes. The distance between Guildford and Wanborough is covered in less than 10 minutes.
If you travel to Normandy from Guildford you should take the A31, a road that goes along the top of a long ridge, and then turn to the A323, a road that goes down into the valley and crosses Normandy.
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Normandy Warnings and Dangers
In 2007 Normandy, and especially Flexford, appeared on TV and newspapers because of some cases of foot and mouth disease (afta epizootica). This illness does not attack human beings, so there is no real danger. The problem is dramatic for the economy of the region.
For visitors the only problem is that walking paths in the area can be closed. In fact people can spread the virus with the dirt under the soles of their shoes.
Warning to all Francophiles planning to visit any where in this Region of France.
VT has annexed it to the United Kingdom - see Normandy in VT Destination search.
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Thanks to VT Member Craigellachie for this information August 9th 2007.
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Normandy Sports & Outdoors
The low hills of Surrey provide the ideal conditions for this kind of activity, especially for people like me, who do not dare cycling on steep mountain roads.
A cycling tour is the reason why I went to Normandy. Surrey has a very good network of cycling routes and it is very easy to find information to organize a tour.
The most useful guide is the Surrey Cycle Guide N° 4. To obtain it go to the website www.surreycc.gov.uk.