This walk was an old favourite, starting at Newlands Corner. The weather was fine although overcast but fortunately didn't spoil the fine views.
The route took us up to St Martha's Church, a steady climb well worth the effort, and nice spot to pause for a moment before heading off downhill towards the Chantries Woods.
Points of interest on route were the ruins of the Gunpowder Factory (currently being cleared of undergrowth) at Chilworth, and a small herd of curly coated Hungarian Mangalitsa pigs.
Leaving Waterloo Pond the terrain continued steeply uphill before reaching White Lane and the last climb returning to our starting point at Newlands Corner. Three of us stayed on afterwards for Lunch at the café.
|Nearly back to the top!|