The Walk Group has been very active but your administrator has been a little tardy publishing reports … here’s a bumper bundle!
Binstead Walk – Jan
We met at Binsted Church on a sunny but very cold afternoon. Our walk took us past a garden which had a very large carved Totem pole. Then it was across some very muddy fields, one of which looked like a paddy field! It was quite hard going over the mud and a couple of stiles. On a bridge we spied some snowdrops. They were quite far down and in amongst lots of greenery so not that easy to see, so we were very glad when we got to the church to find carpets of snowdrops. We went inside the church and had a look round. It was noted that the first vicar had served from 1402! We walked home by another route across more muddy paths. When we got back to the cars we all had to take our very muddy boots off before driving home. It was a lovely afternoon. Many thanks to Jan for working the route out. click here for more photos.
Barnham Canal Walk – Feb
Nine members met at Hoe Lane Flansham,for a 4 mile circular walk to Barnham Church and along the disused canal. Hoe Lane itself was a pleasant surprise, a few of us not having been there before. The houses and gardens received a few admiring glances as we passed along the lane to the open fields beyond. It was a very cold morning with some snow under foot and at times a biting wind,but with good company and lots of chat we proceeded across the fields with views of the snow covered Downs in the background. We stopped at a little bridge over the canal, near Barnham Church, and enjoyed a mint humbug before walking alongside the canal. We passed the windmill and crossed a few bridges and stiles on our way back to the cars. Despite the cold weather it was an enjoyable walk, it certainly blew the cobwebs away. Thank you Jan for all your efforts. click here for more photos. click here for more photos.