Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Leith Hill from Friday Street

Walk Report 1st November
The countryside was shrouded in fog first thing on Sunday morning, visibility at its worst which might explain the small turnout of walkers. As luck would have it by 10:00 the fog lifted and the sun shone, in fact a perfect autumnal day.
The 6 1/2 mile walk began in the hamlet of Friday Street on the gentle lower north slope of Leith Hill. Heading off towards Coldharbour taking in water meadows, sandy tracks and mature woodland. Spurred on by the promise of superb views and coffee ... probably coffee being the main incentive we climbed uphill to Leith Hill Tower, it was well worth the effort! 
With the hilly section of the walk behind us the route led us back to the starting point via Abinger Bottom and finally, The Stefan Langton pub where a few of us stopped for lunch.