Monday, 18 January 2016

Crooksbury Hill - repeat

Walk Report - 17th February

This walk had to be cancelled 2 weeks earlier as a result of heavy rain, and the paths being totally waterlogged. This time we woke up to snow on the ground, but there was no need to cancel, indeed it just made for a scenic backdrop to the views from Crooksbury Hill, the high point of the walk.
The snow and ice was still clinging to the branches as we posed for a group photo at the Trig point. A bit of sunshine would have made it even better, but it was far from gloomy. Once back at the green in Tilford most of the group of 10 repaired to the Barley Mow for some lunchtime refreshment.


The Trig point on Crooksbury Hill makes a good resting place.

View into the valley

Still a little snow left here!

Sunday, 3 January 2016

Crooksbury Hill

Walk Diary 3rd January

Sorry to find the first walk of the year was cancelled, but conditions looked bad!  There was rain forecast for all morning, and an active flood warning for the river Wey in the Tilford area, so it seemed unwise to continue.

Personally, I find walking in the rain can be rather unpleasant and pointless. It is difficult to talk with fellow walkers from underneath a hood, and the views we struggle up hills for are not vistas of rolling hills, but simply clouds or mist.

Hopefully we will do this walk later in the year. See you then!

The joy of rain!

View of the Wey at Tilford 2014