Mud dried up in the long, hot summer. After recent heavy rain it has started to reappear. At the moment it is more of a curiosity than a nuisance because we’ve seen none for five months.
There were 23 on today’s nine mile walk which started from the car park in Blackheath. We marched under a blue sky to Shere for lunch via Postford Farm Cottages, Blackheath Lane, Albury, Albury Warren and Albury Heath.
We stopped for coffee by Albury church. Some went into the grounds to look at the church and, by chance, met a couple who were out walking on their own. They got chatting and the couple, new to the area, joined us for the rest of our walk to Shere. They ate lunch with three of us in the yurt of The Dabbling Duck.
We returned to Blackheath via the Fox Way, White Lane Cottages, Water Lane, the A248 where we stopped to look at the war memorial, a footpath by Postford Pond, Lockner Farm and the Downs Link.
The walk ended with tea and cake in the leader’s house.
Map: OS X 145