Saturday, 26 September 2009

North Downs Way

Merstham → Limpsfield

canary-wharf.jpg Distance: 9.54 miles
Ascent: 362 metres
Duration: 3 hours 26 minutes

A hazy view
« Not walked | Not walked »

Down in the valley to our right we followed the route of the M25 for much of the day. We rarely caught sight of the road (except when we crossed it), but the rumble of its presence was a constant companion.

To the north a more breathtaking view appeared about half-way. There on the distant horizon were the masts at Crystal Palace, and beyond them we could just imagine the jagged shapes of the towers at Canary Wharf. A little work this evening teased them out of the grey photograph, along with the line of hills beyond which runs the northern side of the motorway.

We're staying with Mum tonight and she generously acted as chauffeur. We found her a mile or so short of the car park, sitting on a bench enjoying the late summer sun. It's been a lovely day to be out.

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