It was warm and sunny again yesterday for our morning walk. There were twenty-seven on the six mile walk, nine of whom were from the Chinnor U3A. They were part of a group of seventeen visiting us for three days. We are due for a return visit next year; the organisation for this is already underway.
We met at the car park by the recreation ground in Shere and set off through the village to pass the allotments and head SW on the Shere Millennium Trail. Reaching Park Road we crossed over the road and took a track that joined the road that passed The William IV pub. Just before the railway bridge we turned right on a footpath that led over Albury Heath. We crossed New Road, passed the Montgomery memorial by the sports ground and continued on a bridleway over Albury Warren. Here we stopped for refreshment by a convenient pile of logs.
In Albury Warren we turned south on a footpath that joined a bridleway which took us over the railway line to Ford Farm. Here we turned left on a drive and at a T junction turned right. We branched left towards Broomfields and then took a footpath that went east towards Brook. At the road, Brook Hill, we turned left and in a short distance turned right on another road. Just before the railway bridge we turned right on Ponds Lane. This led to a byway where we turned left and headed back to Shere across Shere Heath and a bridleway that led to Sandy Lane near the William Bray pub. Some stopped for lunch in the village, the rest set off home.
Map: OS X 145