After 3 months of lockdown we were allowed at last to meet up again. It must have been worthwhile to have the lockdown - Covid deaths on the day of our last bubble walk was 744, rising to 1,725 on 21st January but as walks re-started this figure had thankfully dropped to 43 on 31st March.
Pauline's walk started from the Grange car park where they met up with a few strays from the Easebourne walking group. After distant greetings, the group set off past South Pond and headed for Heyshott Common, returning via Dunford Hollow, a walk of around 4.1/2 miles
Ready to go our separate ways.
It's going to be a sunny day.
Seen growing in the Wharf. (Cuckoopint OR American Skunk cabbage - anyone?)
Time for a break
Socially distanced stop.
Latest in house security maybe?
The Easebourne walk led by Linda and Tim headed north via Budgenor towards Whitters Copse. The walk had been almost all uphill so we had a very pleasant drink stop before heading east towards Vining Common, with Midhurst just visible in the valley. Turning south we ended up in Easebourne Street which was actually quite busy, but lots of spring blossom to enjoy. After the 4.1/2 miles we felt we deserved a drink from the Cowdray Cafe, sitting of course in the outside park area!
Heading up towards Whitters Copse
Well earnt chocolates - thanks Maddie!
Aha - flat walking at last, heading for Vining Common
No, my hairdresser didn't go home early, it's my blanket cut to stop me glowing too much in the hotter weather.
Pheasant, happy the shooting season has now ended.
Blooming magnolia in Easebourne Churchyard.
Peter’s bubble back together again, starting from Woolbeding carpark and following the footpath to Woolbeding Wood and then following the New Lipchis Way along the River Rother on to Stedham. An enjoyable spring walk.
I can see you!
A mini Shard
We were here.
Coffee break at Stedham Mill
Lovely reflection of Stedham Hall
Horses queuing to meet Mary!
Mary, the horse whisperer.