After the Christmas break, walkers needed to stretch their legs and a good number gathered at The Royal Oak for a morning amble. Isabel was again leading the walk, this time through to West Lavington and then along the New Lipchis Way to the Wharf and St Anns Hill. A walk past the church and the Spread Eagle led to South Pond where we stopped for refreshments. After skirting Holmbush we found Pitsham Lane which eventually brought us back to the A286 south of The Royal Oak. In spite of the numbers some excellent food was produced, an excellent reward for the 4.1/2 miles we had covered.