Starting from Woolbeding car park Pauline led a walk to the Severals and on to Stedham Common, crossing the A272 to Iping bridge, a good example of a 16th-17th century multi-span bridge with five arches. Following the river Rother through Stedham over more ancient bridges back to Woolbeding. An enjoyable walk of just over five miles.
The Heathlands Sculpture Trail with sandstone carvings.
Anything need watering?
It all looked lovely today.
A coffeee break after 4 miles
Swanning around on the River Rother
Time for a chat
Denis led a walk from the outskirts of Milland and we were delighted to welcome Jean and Peter's group to our walk. With good weather it made a change from the rain of previous days. After circling Marsh Wood (which was still a bit damp!) we headed across glorious countryside to reach our coffee spot, just short of Maysleith House. Refreshed and after a quiz on a previous owner of Maysleith, we followed up with a couple of poems by Betjeman. After passing the house we headed along below Maysleith Hanger before entering Maysleith Wood and eventually passing Combeland Farm. After passing Combe Pond we cut across country to the south of Great Tippetts Farm. The Farm is owned by the Marquess of Milford Haven and his wife, Lady Milford Haven, but unfortunately we had no time to stop by and say hello. After about 4.1/2 miles we were then ready to seek refreshment back in Milland village.
Don't turn your back, look at me, look at me!!
Ah, that's better.
Getting some timely advice about wood cutters at work ahead.
Blue Mint Beetles were first recorded in the UK in 2011. The first sightings were from the Kent area. Now they've dispersed further inland and have become well-established in South England. Peak activity is from April to June.
Pretty as a picture
Coffee stop tales
Miss J. Hunter Dunn, Miss J. Hunter Dunn,
Furnish'd and burnish'd by Aldershot sun,
What strenuous singles we played after tea,
We in the tournament - you against me!
Below Maysleith Hanger
Bugle, of the mint family aka Ajuga reptans. Also known as Carpenters Herb. It was a popular ingredient in herbal remedies, particularly for stopping bleeding.
Just having a natter.
Passing Great Tippetts Farm.
Walk end, cars are around the corner.
About 4 miles