We saw plenty of wild flowers on today’s ten mile walk. Bluebells and primroses were the most notable. Wood anemone, greater stitchwort and lady’s smock were coming into flower. Lesser celandines remained in flower but daffodils had finished.
We (18) set off in sunshine from Petworth Park NT car park. After lunch we set off in snow. Fortunately, this lasted only about five minutes. In another twenty minutes we were too hot and had to stop to remove our waterproof clothes.
From the car park we walked across the park past Upper Pond to the exit at New Lodge where we turned right at the A272. We joined a footpath at Tillington, headed west, passed Upperton Farm, crossed New Road, turned right (north) on a footpath that went past the Pitshill estate, turned left past the lodge (hidden under plastic sheeting and scaffolding) and continued west to River, Eel Bridge and Lodsworth, our stop for lunch.
After lunch we walked north along the road to a footpath on the right. In Old Park Copse we turned left and then right on a lane that took us to the Serpent Trail. We continued on the Serpent Trail to Upperton, entered Petworth Park and headed north back to the car park.
Map: OS X 133