Viewing galleries from April, 2017
Jeff's walk was over the Chanctonbury Ring and then down the other side into Steyning for lunch. The return journey was along the flat to the north of the Downs. The weather was cloudy, sunny, wet and sometimes hailing or sleet! Cowslips and lambs were in abundance, as were the roe deer - about 30 of them. It was a bit surprising to see some bottle of spices and soft drinks being "imbued" with magical healing powers around a wooden cross on top of Chanctonbury Ring, but it is widely believed to have magical powers..... Windmills not seen a year ago are now sprouting in the sea between Worthing and Newhaven - this is the 116 turbine installation of the Rampion wind farm. On our return route we came across the last Brighton tram rusting away in a farmyard, complete with a poster pleading for funds.The 9 miles were very enjoyable and luckily the hard climb was tackled early on the walk. Thanks to resident photographer, now thankfully back in action!
This was Peter's walk of about 4 miles around Fittleworth, ending with an excellent lunch in the nearby Swan Inn. Many thanks to Paul and Peter for the additional photos.
Isabel's Long Walk through Kingley Vale was well worth waiting for! The countryside was showing some brilliant spring colours with bluebells, gorse and the ever present rape in the fields, as well as the ancient yew trees of Kingley Vale. Excellent lunch in the Hare and Hounds in Stoughton.
Celia and Miguel's Morning Walk proved very popular and was a splendid sunny day, with excellent views from the top of the Trundle as far as the Isle of Wight and Littlehampton to the South. We also had a new guest, Shirley who we hope enjoyed the walk, as well as newly enlisted Tuula and a host of more long time members out to enjoy the sunshine. Thanks to Barbara and Isabel for some excellent photographs.