Midhurst Footpath Companions
Walking in Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey.


Viewing galleries from October, 2019

Trundle Morning Walk 16th October 2019

Celia and Miguel's walk suffered from too many people being on holiday and others suffering from ailments so incredibly only Celia and Miguel did any actual walking! Starting from Binderton Lane, they tackled the Trundle and deserved and got excellent weather for the walk. However lunch was well attended at The Royal Oak in Midhurst. Many thanks to Miguel for the photos.

Portsmouth Day Out 9th October 2019

Marian, Linda, June and Maddie decided to have a fun day out in Portsmouth, with most of us leaving Petersfield Station to meet others in Portsmouth Harbour. It seemed churlish to rush in to a walk without first having a coffee near to the Spinnaker Tower. Suitably refreshed, we headed along the Millenium Walkway marked with a chain link on the pavement. With lots of interesting views we eventually reached the funfair in Southsea, but sadly the Big Wheel wasn't working, so the nervous heaved a sigh of relief. Heading inland we found Portsmouth Cathedral for a quick visit and then wandered on to the John Pounds memorial. He was  the originator of the Ragged Schools movement and was a shoemaker, altruist and teacher for the poor children of Portsmouth. Travelling back towards the harbour we walked down Lombard Street with its 17th and 18th Century houses buit within the walls of Old Portsmouth.   Lunch was taken in the Old Customs House, on the edge of the relatively new Gunwharf Quays. Afternoon walking was relatively short with a wander through the Historic Dockyard before we eventually gathered together for refreshments near to HMS Warrior, launched in 1860 and at the time the ultimate weapon in warfare. A great day out and we probably walked about 6 miles 

Rogate Morning Walk 2nd October 2019

Mary, John and Barbara's walk started in the recreation field in Rogate village. After crossing the A272 the walkers headed for Haben Farm and the hamlet of Habin (at least one of these spellings must be correct!). Crossing the River Rother twice they reached the tiny church of St Peter in Terwick, with its origins back in the  11th or 12th Century. Crossing the A272 once again the route went through Fyning and on to Terwick Common before looping back to eventually reach the cars in the playing field. Splendid lunch was had in the Jolly Drover  in nearby Hillbrow. The walk  was about 3.1/2 miles