In spite of heavy rain twelve people arrived for the morning’s five mile walk. The leader wore Wellington boots which was a disconcerting sign. What did he know that we didn’t? There were plenty of puddles on the route but none that completely covered paths. And there was no sticky mud to contend with.
We set off from opposite Ladywell Convent in Busbridge, headed south to Tuesley, walked through Tuesley Farm, continued to Potter’s Hill, turned west to Enton Mill and stopped for coffee under the railway bridge. We carried on to Crossways, turned right by the closed social club, passed Milford station, walked past the new housing estate at Milford Hospital and retraced our steps back to the start.
By now the rain had almost stopped. Those who’d driven to the start were able to remove their wet outer clothes, before getting into their cars, without having to do so as quickly as possible to avoid a further soaking.
Map: OS X 145, 133