Midhurst Footpath Companions
Walking in Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey.

West Marden Morning Walk 1st May 2019

Jennifer and Pauline led a delightful walk among the hills and valleys around the Mardens with a total of 19 walkers. We started from West Marden and headed uphill towards Lyecommon but turned towards Watergate House. The original House was built in the 16th Century but destroyed by fire in 1942  and only rebuilt in the latter part of the last century. Some evidence of ancient barns and gardens still exist. From there we went to the copse at Woodbarn, full of wild garlic. Picking is legal and it can be cooked like spinach, but best done before it flowers, using just the leaves.  Up the hill to Lyecommon and then across to Watergate Hanger to reach West Marden via Nore Down for some excellent food in The Victoria. Thanks to Lorraine for additional photos - the walk was just over 4.1/2 miles.