Today’s walk, a figure of eight from Watts Gallery in Compton, attracted a total of thirty-two people. It was a cold day but little remained of yesterday’s snow on footpaths. The only slippery patches were from mud. Snowdrops bloomed on several banks; crocuses and cyclamens flowered in a private garden.
In the morning we walked east along the North Downs Way and then took the footpath near Mount Browne to head west past Loseley Park, Polsted Manor and Conecroft Farm to reach Watts Gallery. Twenty-five completed this section of the walk. Four left after lunch at the tea room and seven more joined us for the afternoon walk.
The afternoon route took us across Bummoor Copse and past The Withies Inn to the B3000. We crossed this and walked along a minor road to The Grange where we paused to look at the Quaker Burial Ground before continuing on a bridleway across a field and up a slope to Mark Way. At the end of this we turned right on a bridleway that joined a footpath that led to Eastbury Park and the B3000 by The Harrow pub. Here we turned left and walked back past Watts Chapel to Watts Gallery.
Map: OS X 145