There was mud and rain on this morning’s five mile walk. However, the mud was shallow and the rain was light. Neither marred the walk.
We (23) set off from Witley station, crossed the A283, took a bridleway that went over Stonepit Hill, joined the Greensand Way and headed east to reach Hambledon Road. Here we left the GSW and took a footpath to the village shop where we stopped for refreshment (coffee and mince pies).
We carried on to Oakhurst Cottage, went along a bridleway over Beech Hill, rejoined the GSW, followed it to the church, turned left on a footpath downhill by the side of the road, crossed Hambledon Road, headed west on a footpath by Hilltop Farm, continued west on a bridleway to Sweetwater Pond, crossed Water Lane to a footpath that took us under the railway line to a junction of paths where we turned left and reached the A283. We crossed this road (cars surprisingly stopped for us) then headed south on a footpath that took us past King Edward’s School and Bridewell Park, once the Institute of Oceanographic Sciences, and back to Witley station.
Map: OS X 133