Midhurst Footpath Companions
Walking in Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey.


Isle of Wight holiday 2019

                All the walks are  now in the gallery - if you are new to the site, click on the photo for each walk report  and you will find another 20 or so photos will appear lower down the page for that day.

London Walk 3rd July 2019

More detail to follow, but we'll travel up on the train and hope to see Covent Garden, St Paul's Cathedral and a few places in between.

Skittles and prizes at The Barley Mow, Walderton 15th February 2019

    Don't forget to bring any unwanted gift or something that's too nice to throw away along to be raffled on Friday.     Excellent food will be served around 8.00 pm, but please get there around 6.45pm so we can discover the best Skittler in the South!

Tying your laces

This week Marian suddenly hit the ground whilst walking down June Lane. The reason was almost certainly the loop on one boot caught in the lacing hook on the other foot. Marian is quite bruised, has two black eyes and sore ribs.  Some may remember the very similar accident that befell Joyce some 9 (?) years ago. Looking on the web you'll find this accident isn't that common but the consequences can be disastrous, broken limbs and broken hips have happened.  The silly thing is people can walk for years without this happening but if it does there is absolutely no warning,  Fortunately there are ways to avoid the problem.   Solution 1 -  use the extra length of lace to double back down the hooks so that the hooks are full up.  Solution 2 -  have boots with all eyes and no hooks.  Solution 3 -  take the loops and tuck them into the crossover laces further down the boot. Happy and safe walking! 

Skittles at the Barley Mow, Walderton

Skittles and a wonderful buffet on Friday 15th February 2019 evening. More details to follow but we will be having a raffle to get rid of any unwanted presents and things you bought by mistake.

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