We saw plenty of snowdrops on this morning’s 5½ mile walk. Daffodils will soon be in flower.
Twenty-six turned up for the start by the village green in Tilford. Rain looked likely but none fell. By the end of the walk there was sunshine. The solitary Egyptian Goose that had been foraging on the green when we arrived had moved to the river bank.
We set off over the east bridge, turned left on a byway to the B3001, turned right on the road to a bridleway on the left, crossed another road and headed north up Crooksbury Hill where we stopped at the top for refreshment. Our leader offered us rock cakes and chocolate brownies. When we reached the top of the hill we were warm but a cold wind soon cooled us down.
From the viewpoint we headed north downhill, turned east on a bridleway, turned south on a lane, turned left on a bridleway, turned right on another bridleway, headed SE across Crooksbury Common, crossed the B3001 to a byway that took us to Whitmead Lane, turned right and walked along the lane to a footpath on the left. This took us to Tilford Street where we turned left and walked along the pavement back to our cars.
Map: OS X 145