We had a short walk this morning (four miles) before our annual new year lunch. There were 29 on the walk and 79 at the lunch at Waverley Abbey House, a new venue for us.
Our walk started from WAH. We headed NW on the Greensand Way, joined the North Downs Way, followed this NE, continued SE on a bridleway to a road, turned right then left on Botany Hill, turned off the road onto a bridleway on the right and then branched off this onto a footpath that took us to the top of Crooksbury Hill. Here, a lot warmer than we’d been at the bottom of the hill, we stopped for coffee. Mist hid most of the view south.
After the hill the rest of the walk was easy. We headed downhill to a car park, turned left on a footpath that ran near a road, crossed this opposite a bridleway, followed the bridleway to the B3001, turned right and continued along the road to WAH.
Some of our route followed (in reverse) a short section of this one from Farnham station to Wanborough station.
Our lunch was excellent; the food was very good and the venue was impressive. There was space for us to sit and chat in comfort before and after the meal, and space for us to change our clothes after the walk.
Map: OS X 145