This was really a Day walk but as several Walkers felt they shouldn't rush into the New Year too much we decided on a walk where the afternoon session was only as far as the car park. Seventeen walkers took part in the ramble, starting from Milland and then heading for New Barn Farm with the amazing trees growing in Griffin Nurseries. We then hurried on to find a good spot to enjoy some Christmas cheer and a sample of panettone near Combe Pond. Refreshed, we climbed up towards Maysleith Woods and Hanger before passing Maysleith House, one of the homes of Hugh Gaitskell from 1941 until 1957. We soon joined the Silchester to Chichester Roman road - otherwise known as Milland Lane which led us to the Rising Sun for an excellent lunch. Service was interesting, particularly for some. The walk was supposedly 4.1/2 miles but was actually nearer 5 miles.