Midhurst Footpath Companions
Walking in Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey.

Easebourne Day Walk (almost) 5th December 2018

Marian, June, Linda and Maddie had spent some time sorting out a local walk but the forecast on Tuesday was not good, with light/heavy rain predicted for the morning. In the event we saw no rain at all before lunchtime. Starting out from Easebourne church car park we took the path north/east called The Race. This old path is lined with Chestnut trees that were there when Bonnie Prince Charlie was escaping from Scotland and probably before HMS Victory was launched, although they are now likely to be in their final century.   After half a mile we turned left and then on towards Loves Farm before heading up to Bexleyhill for a coffee stop. By some miracle home made mince pies and ginger wine appeared (thanks Marian!) and we celebrated the end of the uphill section of the walk. On the way back down we managed to catch a glimpse of the Bexleyhill TV mast, but the top was lost in the mist which also covered the tops of the South Downs.  Lunch was excellent in the White Horse, but it's probably wise to order the smaller portion unless you are really, really hungry!  As the rain had now arrived we cut our losses and returned to the car park, so the total mileage for the day was about 5.1/2 miles.