Sunday, 21 May 2017

Gomshall and Abinger Roughs

Walk Report 7th May

14 of us turned up for the  6.5 mile walk from Gomshall, mostly the usual suspects but it was good to see Colin and Mary after such a long time.  May is such a gorgeous month that even though the sun didn’t come out until after we’d finished, it was still very pleasant.  The main hope was for bluebells but I was worried that as they’d been so early this year and as they’re finishing so early because of the lack of rain, that we may have missed them.  But there were loads of bluebells still looking gorgeous, and as well as all the fresh green lushness, there was also plenty of stitchwort, cow parsley, cuckoo flower (no cuckoos though)  and (according to Jenny who must be right) red campion. 

We walked up into the hills above Gomshall and had lovely wide views before entering woods and finally meandering down to the Volunteer pub in Sutton Abinger (currently closed for refurbishment.)  More woods and more open spaces with lovely views before getting back to Gomshall just before 1.00. 

7 of us went to Tillings for coffee and cakes and 4 into the Mill for something more substantial.

Thanks to Amanda for leading this excellent walk.

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