Walk Report Sunday 3 March
A hardy group of eight tackled the walk on Sunday 3rd and were well
rewarded. Some baby goats were much admired though Jenny was more impressed
by the horses - from impressive stables to all sorts of ponies. I think
Exmoor pony was spotted but I wouldn't know the difference. There were
snowdrops a plenty and I think Lambs Tails, Old Man's Beard and
stuff I know as much about as horses. The views were good as was the
exercise and of course the beer in The Good Intent, more my area of
expertise. The return half started on the North Downs Way where the walk
leader announced it was impossible to get lost then promptly went the wrong
way (thanks Roger for noticing!). This was followed by a pleasant if rather
long stop for tea and cake at the Seale Craft Centre. Most had never walked
on the northern side of the Hogs Back and the consensus was it was a nice
change. On arrival back at Ash, a new participant with more technical
proficiency than the walk leader presented her GPS showing 12.3 miles, so
longer than usual but easily managed by all.
Next Walk Sunday 17 March
Leader: Mike Worthy
Summary: A figure of eight walk, with the two halves being of very different character, neither particularly long. There is the potential to walk both in the morning and the afternoon, with a break for lunch, or either the morning or the afternoon only.
Meet: 10.00 at Grayswood Village Hall GU27 2DJ, on the A286 north of Haslemere,
grid reference SU918348.
Morning: Approximately 6 miles, hilly, with climb to Gibbet Hill, excellent views; we will also visit the viewing platform for the new Hindhead Tunnel.
Lunch: Approximately 12.30 to 13.30 at the Wheatsheaf Inn, Grayswood.
Afternoon: If only walking in the afternoon, meet in the Wheatsheaf Inn by 13.30, although departure may be later than this, depending on how quickly lunch is served. The afternoon route is approximately 5.5 miles, through lowland woods and grazing meadows, in the direction of Chiddingfold
Note - thank you to Mike for volunteering to lead this walk. It is on a day when many of the regular walkers will be in Spain, no doubt enjoying sunny weather, so it would be great if others can come along and support Mike on this walk; I am sure it will be rewarding with much variety.