We had a reasonable turn out of keen walkers for Surrey's August walk lead by Richard and co-lead by Gordon. To observe the current COVID-19 restrictions still in place we formed 2 small groups at a reasonable eye-site distance from each other. Social distancing was respectfully observed throughout the day. The weather was a little cooler than of late and this offered ideal conditions for this wonderful 9.5 mile walk.
The groups assembled at the Ludshott Common car park on the outskirts of Grayshott which with easy parking was a perfect pace to start the walk. From here we headed out across Ludshott Common and Ludshott Down towards the beautiful clear Coopers Stream which feeds a series of hammer ponds known as Waggoners Wells. These lie amongst some lovely beech woodlands. Then walking along some well made paths and a few stretches of road we passed through Grayshott, Beacon Hill and on toward Churt. Here the cricket pitch offered a perfect stop for lunch. The shorter afternoon stretch took us past Barford Mill and through the lovely woodlands of Whitmoor Vale before returning to the car park.
No tea or cakes sadly due to the logistics of conforming to current guidelines, but we hope to reinstate this feature soon.
A special thanks to Richard for leading this fabulous walk and to Gordon for co-leading the second group.