The six who joined the two leaders for today’s eight mile walk had a damp but interesting day. We set off from Chiddingfold and headed east. Rain was forecast and arrived about an hour later. Fortunately, it remained little more than drizzle, there was no long grass on the route and there were no horseflies.
Before we left Chiddingfold the leader stopped in the church to draw our attention to the plaque commemorating Sir William Bragg who used to live nearby. He invented an early form of the iron lung (Bragg-Paul pulsator) for a neighbour in 1933.
From Chiddingfold we headed east to Prestwick Copse, Highstreet Green (where we passed what was once Watlands, Sir WB’s home), Lagfold Copse, Oaken Wood, Oak Wood, Birch Copse, Lugley Wood and Botany Bay. From here we returned to Highstreet Green and retraced our steps to Chiddingfold. After a short tour of the leaders’ impressive garden we went indoors for a cream tea.
Map: OS X 133