Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Newlands Corner

Walk Diary - 15th September

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!

Frensham Ponds

Walk Diary Sunday 3rd September

Our walk on Sunday started at the Frensham Hotel, a lovely setting overlooking Frensham Great Pond. We were a small group of four including myself, I guess some of you may have been put off by potential weather conditions.

We were lucky though, a  little damp at times but we all enjoyed a very pleasant walk on an interesting and varied new route.