The terrain on the commons is sandy so the paths on this morning’s five mile walk were dry and dusty. Even in winter few are muddy.
Twenty-five turned up for the walk in Rodborough Common car park. Parking there is no longer free. All who’d driven there managed to master the ticket machine.
There was an interesting announcement at the start. One in the group told us that she had developed Lyme disease from a tick bite. She had no symptoms but had the diagnostic bull’s eye rash (erythema migrans) on the back of her left wrist where the tick had bitten. When she noticed the rash she went to her GP and was now on a three week course of antibiotics.
It was a warmer day than we expected. Jackets worn at the start were soon unnecessary.
Map: OS X 145