Viewing galleries from August, 2020
After two weeks when walking was stopped by excessive heat or rain, walkers got their boots back on and we had a total of 21 walkers in 4 bubbles.
Celia's walk bubble had a great walk through the Severals and down towards Woolbeding before diverting to Stedham. The return to the car park in Iping completed the loop of about 5 miles.
New seat under construction
Miguel clearing the path
Route about 4 to 5 miles
Peter's walk was from Upperton Cricket Ground car park and explored a wonderful park and a vineyard.
Petworth Park , by Capability Brown
Petworth Park lake
Grapes coming on nicely
South Downs vineyard
Tim's walk left Easebourne to take a meander to Woolbeding and back, returning along the River Rother Walk
I spy another bubble's picnic spot!
Woolbeding House from Whiphill Wood
Midhurst Mill Pond
Small bubble, with guest walker Jon
Yet another bubble spotted!
Den's walk went via St Ann's Hill to reach West Lavington Church for a drink stop before eventually returning to Easebourne Cowdray Car Park
It’s said there is an underground tunnel from the Roundhouse to the Castle
King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I both visited MIdhurst and stayed at Cowdray
Chestnut tree intricate bark patterns
This fungi grew too big for his home!
Entry for MIdhurst Town Councils first ever Scarecrow competition. Winner below by a fellow walker!
The Rother is 18 ft deep here and has been used for Police Frogman Diving exercises
Passing the polo grounds - is that more walkers ahead?
Back for coffee at Cowdray
With the temperature reaching 30 degrees and the threat of a thunderstorm, all walk leaders sensibly called off the walks.
Long range for next week is forecasting far more sensible temperatures!
Pauline led a local MIdhurst walk of 4.3 miles started by admiring entries in the MIdhurst Scarecrow Competition at the guide hut in Carron Lane, then through the common towards the Rother walk, Cowdray ruins, West Lavington and back to the recreation ground for a packed lunch and other refreshments.
New members maybe??
Woolbeding Church and House
Well deserved at the end of the walk.
Two walks happened in Petersfield with Mary going clockwise and Tim's group going anti-clockwise on a similar walk with a different start point.
By a small miracle both groups met (at a distance) for a coffee stop. Seen on the walks were the Sheet Watermill, Durford Abbey and some splendid views of the South Downs.
Both walks were about 5 miles - a few variations along the way
Just emerging from a super Sussex sunken path
Another corny pose.
Met some other walkers
Telling a story maybe
Storyteller, with flowers.
Near Sheet Mill
Keeping in the shade
Amazing tree in Tilmore Brook reserve.