There was plenty of mud on this morning’s 5½ mile walk thanks to recent heavy rain. Fortunately, none was the sort that stuck to boots.
Twenty arrived for the start on Culmer Lane near Sweetwater Pond. No one fancied using the small car park by the pond in case a large puddle at the entrance proved fatal for their vehicles. One person wore Wellington boots but she declined the suggestion that she walk through the puddle to check its depth because, she said, her boots leaked. She pointed out splits in both of them.
The leader took us from Sweetwater Pond, across Buss’s Common, up Potter’s Hill, over West Surrey Golf Course, up to the top of Hydon’s Ball (coffee stop), near Little Burgate Farm, along a short section of the Greensand Way to Hambledon church, past Hilltop Farm and Stonepit Hill and back to Culmer Lane
Maps: OS X 145, 133