Jean's walk in Tillington was full of surprises. After walking uphill as far as the monument, the walkers were warned not to traverse Upperton Common as a power cable had fallen across the path. After some re-routing there was a surprise meeting with another bubble going in the opposite direction near Pitshill. A nice walk through the vineyards and up and down the lanes eventually ended at the Cricket pitch. Another suprise was the celebration of Jean's birthday (which she had previously kept quiet!) and to end the day an aerobatic display up in the air.
Finding a route through Upperton
Well, these people look familiar.....
Nice pond at Pitshill.
Plenty of grapes in the vineyard.
This must be the nicest picnic spot in the country!
Quality check in progress.
Male common blue
Birthday girl and amazing cookie!
Upside down French aerobatic plane CAP 232 putting on a display.
About 3.1/2 miles
Den's walk was a nice walk through the Vineyards and up around Pitshill where we met the other bubble coming the other way. Carrying on to Upperton Common, we saw no warnings of downed power cables so carried on with our intended walk. We met 2 ladies going the other way who said a cable was across the path but easily avoided. At this moment one of our party tripped and landed face down on the path. After laying still for a short while to recover, our faller managed to get back on her feet, cheerfully claiming to be merely attention seeking. We soon found the fallen cable which was easily stepped over. After making our way to the cricket pitch we had our own (late) birthday celebrations and were fortunate to be able to share the party food from the other bubble.
Posing in the churchyard
Chardonnay in the making, we were told.
and that's France, just over the hill.
Pitshill - shell house on the left.
Inside the Shell House, looking up at the roof window. Fantastic restoration by Katherine Lloyd.
Holly berries galore at Pitshill Stables
Swinging birthday girl.
Two Bubbles tea party.
Peter’s walk started at the car park at Older hill and took us to the trig point, with fantastic views on the way, and continued through woodlands to Woolbeding Common, and on to an interesting walk through the grounds of the old King Edward V11 sanatorium. Fine weather, a very enjoyable walk.
Older hill, Titty Hill in the background.
Nice old trig point.
Some are taller than others.