A Day of Contrasts!

Rob, Rosie Anna and Solvig set off for Hove – a bit earlier than planned due to a cancelled train.  I heard later that Barbara got a later train, and did the same walk although sadly we didn’t meet up. It was a very windy day with a fantastic wild sea, and we all enjoyed walking along the sea front towards the falling-down pier, which managed not to fall down while we were there!

We crossed the road to the Melrose restaurant where we had super lunches. Hardly anyone was there so we had lots of attention as well ! After that we had a nice walk along the beach to Brighton and then decided to return to Hove. That’s when the fun started!

Finding a bus back to Hove that was moving and available was a miracle – there was some local problem – but getting back to Victoria with well over an hours wait at Hove and two trains cancelled (someone had become ill on an earlier train) we eventually got back. Hope we all got home before 10 pm.!

I think we all enjoyed it though! Grand to have a day at the seaside!



Photo: Brighton Pier. Jean Housen. CCA 3.0 unported

Friday 25 to Tuesday 29 August 2017 – Bank holiday walking weekend based in Exeter

Friday 25 August 2017
40 Polyramblers for this weekend in sunny Devon. After a train journey to Exeter St Davids, we took taxis to our accommodation in Holland Hall at the University of Exeter. We did an orientation walk on the campus and took the bus to central Exeter for a walk to the cathedral and the Quayside area then went back to our lodgings by bus. We had a nice evening meal in Holland Hall dining room and went to bed looking forward to 3 daily walk options. Continue reading Friday 25 to Tuesday 29 August 2017 – Bank holiday walking weekend based in Exeter

Saturday 30 September 2017: Chorleywood (Circular)

13 Polyramblers and Daisy the dog on this lovely 8.5 mile walk on the edge of the Chilterns. The weather was sunny despite the forecast for clouds and rain. We headed through Chorleywood Common and walked through woodland and countryside before crossing the M25.   Before joining the Colne Valley Regional Park, we passed an antique shop selling an elephant and a giraffe.  We Continue reading Saturday 30 September 2017: Chorleywood (Circular)

Saturday 23rd September. Holmwood circular via Leith Hill

Five polyramblers met up at Victoria for the 9.31 train which left on time.  An hour later we all alignted at Holmwood station, an unstaffed halt, situated in the village of Beare Green. I had to warn the party that the last train back to Victoria was 18.19, however with the walk being down as less than 7 miles, it should be OK without resorting to contingency.  Continue reading Saturday 23rd September. Holmwood circular via Leith Hill