Today’s walk was a repeat of the nine mile walk on April 19 (walk number 10 from our book 25 Favourite Walks). Paths were even drier and dustier because there has been no rain in the area for weeks.
Eighteen arrived for the start in the car park near Friday Street. Another group of the Ramblers also met there for a walk but there was still plenty of room for us to park. While we waited to set off, small groups of heavily laden teenagers entered the car park at intervals and stopped at a check point before continuing on their way. They must have been on a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award event. Rather them than us we thought.
We headed east, joined the Greensand Way and followed this to the tower at Leith Hill. There was already quite a crowd—cyclists, birdwatchers, sightseers and other walkers. The kiosk in the base of the tower was busy selling snacks (from Tanhouse Farm Shop) and hot drinks. I can recommend the chocolate fridge cake (the link is to the BBC recipe). There is an article How to make the perfect fridge cake on The Guardian website.
Map: OS X 146