Sunday, 28 June 2009

North Downs Way

Dorking → Merstham

stepping-stones.png Distance: 9.67 miles
Ascent: 391 metres
Duration: 3 hours 15 minutes

Stepping out again
« Not walked | Not walked »

We're behind schedule. The original plan was to walk a section of the North Downs Way each month, arriving in Dover in December. That plan fell apart in January. Today we're tackling the third section in a vain attempt to catch up.

But what a change in the weather! January's walks left footprints in the snow; today the ground was baked and cracked. Back then we were on our own; here in mid-summer there were plenty of DofE teams out (including one group of tired teenage girls who were delighted when we confirmed the direction to the Box Hill pub).

We'd stopped in the pub ourselves where a man who looked more like a permanent fixture than a regular provided a guided history of the area. Further sustenance was provided in the form of ice creams from the café on Reigate Hill.

The walk ended on the perfectly named (if a little derelict) Quality Street. I must sadly report that it doesn't look the same as on the chocolate box.

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