Sunday, 11 January 2009

North Downs Way

Guildford → Dorking


Distance: 13.1 miles
Ascent: 300 metres
Duration: 4 hours 35 minutes

« Not walked | Not walked »

The weather has worsened since last week's walk, though the photograph of St Martha's Church doesn't show it. For almost the entire walk today we've been surrounded by snow - a rare occurrence these days in the south-east. It added a magical quality to the air, and seemed to draw more people outdoors than usual.


At St Martha's churchgoers mingled with families and elderly people taking in the view. Through the woods of Netley Heath dog walkers were our staple companion while later still at Ranmore Common and through the Denbies estate we found ourselves amidst and amateur orienteering competition (or was it just a very well organised pub crawl?).

Once again the temperature - and separation from the warming sun thanks to the trees - resulted in little lingering, but it's been good to be able to knock off two sections of this twelve segment walk in one month.

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