It was an unseasonably warm day. No one wore shorts on our 5½ mile walk this morning but near the end of of it several were in shirtsleeves. Some expected mud and wore gaiters but there was none.
There were 17 on the walk which started from Haslemere recreation ground. Apart from us the place was deserted. As we waited to set off a man arrived carrying several poles. He assembled a fishing line and then practised casting.
We headed south on a footpath and byway, passed Stedlands Farm and Valewood Farm House, joined the Sussex Border Path and the Serpent Trail and arrived at the TotFW where we stopped for coffee. Our peace was soon distributed by a large party of little children (with parents) who arrived for a Pudsey party (drinks, cup cakes, biscuits, and small bags of presents wrapped in Pudsey cellophane paper).
Our return route was via the Serpent Trail, Tennyson’s Lane and Scotland Lane.
Map: OS X 133