We had a wonderful walk. The leaders did us proud. They provided a great route and great refreshment halfway round. There was little mud, or none that couldn’t be avoided, plenty of distant views including that of St Martha’s Chapel on the North Downs, and interesting fauna. In Little London we passed a smallholding of ginger and black pigs (Kunekune I think) who paused from wading in mud to peer at us. Near Postford Farm two grey herons circled round us overhead for several minutes.
There were fifteen on the walk. We met at Albury Heath sports ground (near where Field-Marshall Sir Bernard Montgomery in May 1944 addressed Canadian troops prior to the D-Day Landings) and headed across Albury Heath to Little London. From here we went to Brook then took a footpath to Broomfields and walked through Blackheath Forest via Mustard Copse to Derry’s Hill. Our stop for coffee was at the leaders’ house where there was a plentiful supply of tea, coffee and cakes.
Revitalised we continued through Blackheath on trails and footpaths to Postcard Farm Cottages, crossed the railway line and then Blackheath Lane to join a bridleway that took us back to the sports ground.
Map: OS X 145