Conditions for this morning’s 5½ mile walk were similar to those of yesterday, cool and damp, but without the sunshine. There was also a remarkable lack of mud, mud that was a nuisance, mud that was difficult to avoid.
Eighteen set off from the church in Hambledon and walked in a long line to the top of Hydon’s Ball. From here we headed NE downhill, joined a bridleway, turned left (north), turned west on another bridleway and continued west to cross Hambledon Road, pass Horeshatches and Potter’s Barn and reach Water Lane. We turned left on the road, took a bridleway on the right through Great Enton, turned left on a footpath across a field, reached the A283 in Witley and made our way to the recreation ground where we stopped for coffee.
After our refreshment we headed SE on footpaths and bridleways to join the Greensand Way. We followed this back to Hambledon church. Eight people stopped in the Merry Harriers on the way home. All had drinks; some had lunch. This made a pleasant end to the walk.
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