While some of the group walked in Portugal (Tavira) others met at the car park in Peaslake yesterday for a figure of eight walk (5, 4 miles). There were 26 on both walks; two left at lunchtime and two joined us in the afternoon.
The morning route took us on footpaths and bridleways from the car park (SW) past Peaslake House, through Bentley Copse and Winterfold Wood. We joined the Greensand Way and headed E to the viewpoint at Reynards Hill where we stopped for coffee and looked south into mist. Continuing on the GSW to Pitch Hill, we branched off it in Hurt Wood and returned to Peaslake.
After lunch we set off (in sunshine) from the pub uphill on a footpath (WNE) then turned right towards Hazel Hall to reach another footpath that headed north across a recently ploughed field. We crossed this with the aid of someone’s GPS device as there was no sign of the footpath. From Jesses Lane we branched left on a bridleway that crossed Lawbrook Lane to meet Cotterells Farm at Hound House Road.
We turned left on the road then took a footpath on the right to the byway of Ponds Lane (Track), turned left on this and then, in a short distance, turned left on a footpath past Dilton Farm, Knowle Farm, Hound House and Hound House Road again. Here we turned right, then took a footpath after the RH bend (SE) to pass through Wickham’s Copse and Bentley Copse before turning left on the bridleway we’d used in the morning and returned to the car park.
Map: OS X 145