There was a remarkable absence of mud on this morning’s five mile walk. The person whose boots are always shiny at the start were still shiny at the end. One member arrived wearing Wellingtons and several turned up with gaiters; all proved unnecessary. The leaves that covered many paths were still dry. As we walked their crunching made more noise than our chatting.
Twenty-three met on Ashstead Lane near Ladywell Convent. We headed south on a footpath to Tuesley Lane, turned right on the road, took a footpath that went behind Milford Hospital and continued to Milford railway station. Here we crossed the level crossing uneventfully (unlike last time). This was more by luck than judgement; no train approached.
We continued on the footpath to Crossways, turned left by the closed social club (outside it there’s now a notice for a planning application for five houses and a club house) and walked along the lane to Enton Mill where we stopped for refreshment. After this we continued to Water Lane, turned left, took a bridleway on the right, turned left on a footpath across West Surrey golf course, crossed Station Lane, walked through Tuesley Farm to Tuesley Lane, turned left and rejoined the footpath that led past the convent back to our starting point.
The cool and cloudy conditions were ideal for a walk.
Maps: OS X 145, 133