Saturday, 3 January 2009

North Downs Way

Farnham → Guildford


Distance: 11.0 miles
Ascent: 165 metres
Duration: 3 hours 42 minutes

Off again!
« Not walked | Not walked »

Time to start walking another National Trail. Following last March's disastrous attempt on the South Downs Way we've decided to tackle the North Downs Way this year, and to complete it in short sections during dry weather instead of going for the whole thing during the wettest, windiest week of the year.

So we're starting early, only three days into the year. With a walk a month we should be able to complete all 150 miles by December.


The air and grass were crisp in the early January morning, too cold to linger long over lunch.

Near the end of the walk we came across a surprise: the Watts Gallery. If you can't place George Frederick Watts, it too me some time to work it out too: it was he who started the Watts Memorial for Heroism in Everyday Life in Postman's Park, one of my favourite corners in London. Watts was also the artist responsible for the Physical Energy statue in Kensington Gardens; I've seen his works my whole life but never found out who he is. Sadly the gallery is currently closed so we'll have to return when it reopens next year.

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