There were twenty-three on this morning’s five mile walk. We met in the cold at Puttenham Common Upper car park, headed east on a footpath to Lydling Farm, turned south on a road, took a byway west to Mitchen Hall Plantation, turned right on a bridleway to Gatwick, reached a road and turned right, branched right on a bridleway to Cuttmill Pond and stopped there for coffee and Malteser Tiffin.
After the refreshment we headed north on a bridleway past Warren and General’s Ponds, turned east across Puttenham Common and then turned south to return to the car park. By now the sun was shining and the temperature was noticeably warmer.
Some paths had become muddy but many remained dry. An advantage of cooler weather is that those who develop exercise-induced vasculitis are less likely to do so. The article in the link says that the rash goes in 3 to 4 weeks. Mine goes in a few days as described in this article.
Map: OS X 145