There was long grass on today’s 9½ mile walk but, fortunately, none that we walked through was wet. One narrow footpath went through a field of oats where the plants were waist-high. Luckily for us these were dry or we’d have been soaked.
Twenty-eight met by The Kings Head in Rudgwick for the start of the walk. We headed east on the Sussex Border Path, passed Honeywood House, turned left on Honeywood Lane, took a footpath on the right that joined a road by Rose Hill Farm, turned right on the road and then turned left on a footpath that led to Okewood church. Here we stopped briefly to look inside the church (pleasantly cool).
From the church we headed west on a footpath to Walliswood, our stop for lunch. Some ate in the pub; some ate by the village hall.
After lunch we walked south on the road to a footpath on the right. This took us to Horsham Road where we turned left, walked past the brickworks, turned right on a footpath and continued on it past Pollingford Copse and Pollingford Manor to the B2128. We turned left and then right on a footpath that passed Tillhouse Farm and Ruet and reached Great Cox Road. Here we turned right and then turned left on a footpath that took us to Rudgwick. By now the stiles seemed more of a challenge to climb over.
It was a hot sunny day, probably the hottest so far this year.
Map: OS X 134