Viewing galleries from January, 2020
Isabel's walk started from the car park in Tullecombe Forestry car park and we found the paths had suffered from the recent rain so several detours were necessary. The rain stayed away during the morning and we arrived in good time for lunch in The Jolly Drover in Hill Brow after a less muddy stroll along Rake Hanger. Well fed, we returned via the bike track in Combe Hill and the magnificent trees in Tullecombe. The walk was about 6.1/2 miles.
Peter and Trevor were our walk leaders for a wander around the Hartings, deep in the Sussex Downs. A somewhat cold morning but no wind or rain. Mist was laying in the valley so no big views were on show, but plenty of signs that spring is just around the corner. There were plenty of attractive houses and gardens to admire and we eventually reached the welcoming 17th century White Hart in South Harting where we all enjoyed a good lunch next to a roaring log fire.
After the Christmas break, walkers needed to stretch their legs and a good number gathered at The Royal Oak for a morning amble. Isabel was again leading the walk, this time through to West Lavington and then along the New Lipchis Way to the Wharf and St Anns Hill. A walk past the church and the Spread Eagle led to South Pond where we stopped for refreshments. After skirting Holmbush we found Pitsham Lane which eventually brought us back to the A286 south of The Royal Oak. In spite of the numbers some excellent food was produced, an excellent reward for the 4.1/2 miles we had covered.