The weather was perfect for our morning’s 5½ mile walk. It was a cool, sunny, clear day. Gone were the cold and damp and low clouds of yesterday. There were good views and, though there was mud, it could easily be avoided.
Seventeen arrived for the walk at Puttenham Common Lower car park by The Tarn. We set off NW on a trail by The Tarn and then crossed between The Tarn and Warren Pond to join a bridleway that took us north by Long Pond to the site of a fort. Here we paused for folk to catch up before continuing to Totford Hatch where we joined the North Downs Way and headed west. Near Payn’s Firs we stopped for coffee (and my Christmas shortbread) in a small clearing.
We continued on the NDW along the side of bare fields and then turned left on a footpath marked on the map with a black dashed line. The led to and through Binton Wood, over Littleworth Road to Culver’s Well and Seale Road. We crossed over this road to take another footpath marked on the map with black dashes and turned left on a footpath (green dashed line on the map) that went through Britty Wood to Littlewood Road by a small car park (used by anglers). From here we joined the footpath that we’d taken at the start of the walk by the side of The Tarn, and headed back to our cars.
For more walks in the area have a look at Fancy Free Walks.
Map: OS X 145