On setting out, there was the following piece of wisdom at my local train station. Curiously (or not), my previous post which was posted just an hour earlier, referenced the spelling of the past tense of focus (focussed or focused), though the stationmaster didn’t have to consider this when writing her message.
A walk along the River Wey
It should have been a lovely Autumn walk along the River Wey, but today the sun was in short supply and I was a little disappointed. My walk started at Byfleet, passed over the M25 to the river, and then parallel to the motorway for a while, so initially it’s very noisy for a country walk. I doubled back after an hour and a half, continuing a bit further along the river and under a monster of a bridge carrying the motorway over the river.
A lovely, lovely sunny day
Box Hill cattle poo
The fairly short but steep walk up Box Hill in Surrey is a popular walk, but I’m not sure it will remain so. There was a large amount of cattle dung on the face of the hill, which is where most people walk. We caught a glimpse of the cattle and it was hard to believe that just seven creatures could excrete so much! My guess is that there are ecological reasons for introducing the animals to this space, but I can’t say I’m a fan.
My wife noted the unreassuring use of the word “often” in the poster sentence “They have a gentle, placid nature often ignoring walkers and dogs”.
We weren’t expecting a tiger on our short walk!
Scenes from a country walk
I’ve done several variations of this circular walk from Box Hill and Westhumble station to Polesden Lacey and I know the routes without the need for a map.
I was puzzled by the horse which has what looks like a blindfold. Maybe it’s just some form of see-through protection. As for the ‘bull in field’ – there was thankfully no bull.
A lovely, sunny day with lots of clouds. Just what you want when you’re accompanied by a camera.
Box Hill, Surrey
Spring in Kingston
A walk from Westhumble to Dorking
A sunny, Spring day was ideal for a short walk (4 miles?) from Westhumble to Dorking via the North Downs. I found four books in the Dorking Oxfam Bookshop, including two books on cycling even though I don’t cycle! Lunch at The Cricketers Inn on the road out of town was a very decent BLT and a Pinot Grigio.
Dorking – a perfect sky for pictures
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