Midhurst Footpath Companions
Walking in Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey.


Viewing galleries from May, 2017

Chalton Day Walk 24th May 2017

This walk started at the car park next to the Red Lion in Chalton, went over Chalton and Idsworth Down to Finchdean. Then it was cross country through fields of seeded rape to  reach the Red Lion in Horndean for lunch. The return route was up to the Windmill on Windmill Hill with great views south, the Spinnaker Tower just being visible, before returning to the car park in Chalton next to the Red Lion. The Red Lion is being rethatched and the thatchers are trying to replicate the straw patterns shown in old photographs. About 8 miles in total.

Billingshurst Morning Walk 17th May 2017

Nigel and Kate's walk was near Billingshurst and farmers and gardeners were pleased we had rain this week after almost a month's drought. Walkers were not quite so keen but nevertheless enjoyed the morning walk of about 4.1/2 miles. Lots of nightingales singing and an excellent lunch in the Limeburners arms. Thanks to Barbara for photos.

West Marden Day Walk 10th May 2017

We had some ideal walking weather, almost too much sunshine, but not too hot. Starting from West Marden, we reached Lyecommon in time for coffee. Then we walked down Wild Garlic Valley - actually called Piglegged Row - but no-one would believe that! Lunch was at the excellent The Barley Mow in Walderton. The streams in Walderton were completely dry, not a good sign. The return trip was over the top of Watergate Hanger and Nore Down and the woods provided some useful shade for those walkers who were overheating. Walk was about 6.1/2 miles.

Henley Morning Walk 3rd May 2017

This was a short walk with a few hills! About 4.1/2 miles from the Duke of Cumberland, up to Scotland Farmhouse and Telegraph Hill before returning on a path between Northpark Copse and a wood called Cavalry Quarters. We passed Stable Cottage and this area was home to the horses of the Household Cavalry as a spring/summer grazing area - thank you Trevor for this piece of history.  Lunch at the Duke of Cumberland was great value. Thanks also to Paul for additional photos.