There were 23 on today’s 9½ mile walk. We encountered mud and horseflies in woodland but, fortunately, the mud was semi-solid and the horseflies were sluggish.
We set off from the NT car park on Harting Downs, headed west on the South Downs Way, turned south on the Sussex Border Path, branched left on a bridleway to pass Ladyholt and Eckenfield, turned south on a footpath, reached the B2146, turned right and continued to Compton where we stopped for lunch.
After lunch we headed east up Telegraph Hill. From the top the view was so good that we could see the Isle of Wight. We turned north on a bridleway and continued on it to pass Bevis’s Thumb and reach the B2141. Two people took a short cut back to the car park from here. The rest headed east then turned north to join a footpath that led through a valley to the SDW where we turned west and walked along the ridge to the car park.
Map: OS X 120