Viewing galleries from July, 2016
This was Peter's walk originally but Barbara, John, Mary and Trevor did some pre-walking and a good amount of scrub clearance! After some interesting exploring around Ashford Hangers SSSI nature reserve, we returned to the fine eatery called the Hawkley Arms for some well earned sustenance. The 12 intrepid walkers covered just over 4 miles with a gain of around 600 feet. Thanks Denis for additional photo.
Marian, June and Linda's walk around Selham was thankfully shortened as the heat increased and it was decided to have a wander instead around Easebourne, an area well known to June. We all had to be quiet crossing the golf course, something some found easier than others. Trip to Benbow Pond and checking out the Cowdray holiday houses in the area. Back up to Loves Farm, Budgenor and finally to a very good lunch in The White Horse, Easebourne, just before the heat got really serious. A great choice for a "day" walk on a hot day. Total distance 5.1/2 miles, 574 ft gain.
Jeff's walk around Chidham proved very popular with 16 walkers admiring the estuary and channels, busy with sailing dinghies and birdlife. As expected it was a flat walk and there was very little wet ground. The weather was excellent, little wind and an occasional need for sun cream. Lunch at the Old House at Home, which was very good - the seafood platter was almost big enough to be shared by two. Total distance 5 miles, maximum altitude 20 feet!
2005 Prince Charles marries Camilla, Labour wins the election, with Liberals gaining 62 seats. The 7th July bombings kill 52 people in London. England won the Ashes, Liverpool won the European Cup
Another lovely trip to the Isle of Wight, organized by Mary. Southern Rail pulled out all the stops to prevent the Chichester/Southsea connection working but with dogged determination, we were all together for a fine lunch in the Seaview Hotel. It was such a warm day we were grateful they found the air conditioning switch so we could enjoy their excellent food. It was a clear day with plenty to see out at sea. Two years ago we saw some up-market beach huts selling at £145,000. They're still for sale, but now at £199,500. However staying overnight is still forbidden. A great excursion with just over 4 miles to walk and no hills at all.