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SUNDAY, JULY 15, 2018

Thursday 12th July 2018 Walk Report.

!8 members met on a very cool morning compared with recent days for a five mile walk led by the chairman in lieu of Robert W who was attending the funeral of a former member.
We were joined by John H doing his first Thursday walk in a long time.

After ordering lunch we made our way across a pretty stream which still had some water flowing in it Se picture below.

On the rising slope to Southwick Woods the ground was absolutely parched with many large cracks. A sign that rain is desperately needed.
We passed through the woods and on emerging crossed a stream which had dried up completely.

Following a number of field edge paths (as per picture below) we made our way past Cheeseman's Farm and via a diverted footpath to pass Lodge farm then to Tomlins Wood where we had our break.

Following our break we made our way downhill via a fairly rutted section made worse by the recent dry weather and back into the woods.
After a few hundred yards ( none of these metres here) we turned left onto a good hard track which took us back to where we originally entered the woods. There was a nicely placed bench here and a good view to be had so a brief rest was taken .
As we were back slightly earlier there was time for a brief visit to the church to view the marble statue as below.

Then back to the pub where we were joined by Julia B for lunch which although took a little while to come offered good value for money. Due to the prevailing coolness we did not avail ourselves of the large gazebo outside.

Thanks are due to Robert W for providing the route and to Sue H for acting as back marker.
Thanks also to Carna B for providing her always delightful pictures.

posted by CHANGERINGER on  July 15, 2018 14:50  under Walk Reports

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