Eighteen turned up for the walk much to the surprise of the leader. She said that she expected about three. The other walk today, from Puttenham, ended with a Christmas lunch. There were 39 on that one with another five on a shorter route.
We set off for the morning five mile walk from the car park on Church Lane in Witley, crossed the A283, headed for Great Enton, turned left on Water Lane, took a bridleway east to Horsehatches, crossed Hambledon Road and then turned right on a footpath to Hydon’s Ball where we stopped for coffee and ate mince pies provided by our leader.
From HB we headed downhill SW to Hambledon, joined the Greensand Way, turned north on Hambledon Common, passed Sweetwater Pond and returned to Witley.
The three mile afternoon walk went west to Brook.
Paths were remarkably dry. Many were covered with crisp leaves.
Map: OS X 133