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Viewing galleries from August, 2020

Bubble Walks 26th 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.

Celia's group

New seat under construction

Miguel clearing the path

Stedham Mill

Stedham Hall

Route about 4 to 5 miles



Peter's walk was from Upperton Cricket Ground car park and explored a wonderful park and a vineyard.

Walk start

Petworth Park , by Capability Brown

Petworth Park lake

Refreshments break

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

Woolbeding House

Massive funghi

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

Bubble walks 12 August 2020

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!

Bubble Walks 5th August 2020

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.

4.1/4 miles

New members maybe??

Woolbeding Church and House

Rother weir

Coffee stop

Fish spotting

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

More corn

Telling a story maybe

Storyteller, with flowers.

Near Sheet Mill

Keeping in the shade

Amazing tree in Tilmore Brook reserve.