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Nine of us met at Marlow Station on a bright, hot, sunny day. We walked past Marlow Football and Rugby clubs and eventually joined the river path and made our way to Bourne End. This part of the walk was at a gentle pace so we had plenty of time to watch the damsel and dragon files, watch the swans and geese. Continue reading Saturday 17 June 2017: Marlow / Maidenhead / Cookham
It was an early start for 9 dedicated Polyramblers for the long journey to East Sussex but the hot sunshine and the beautiful views of the Downs made up for it. We started the walk by going half way round Arlington reservoir and then through undulating farmland with beautiful views of the South Downs and the Long Man of Wilmington. After the rain of the past few weeks, the vegetation – Continue reading Saturday 10th. Berwick to Eastbourne Linear.
Barking station was an unusual meeting place and not straight-forward to get to but 9 Polyramblers managed to get there. Others were probably busy doing their washing after coming back from the holiday in Cogne and Turin two days before. We had lovely weather all day with a breeze to cool the hot sunshine. Our morning walk Continue reading Saturday 3rd: Benfleet (Essex) circular via Leigh on Sea
Saturday’s walk showed what a beautiful county Hampshire is. Woods with the ground completely covered in wild garlic, fields with sheep & lambs with varying ear arrangements-some at the more usual horizontal angle & some with vertical, sticking up ones like llamas. Lovely buttercup meadows & some small valleys that hadn’t been cultivated recently & were almost wild looking. The pub was small & packed but friendly & efficient with good food & the weather got better & better as the day wore on. 3 of us decided to sample the delights of Petersfield rather than leaping onto the first train home. There is a nice square, sadly very spoilt by all the ubiquitous chains but the Cloisters Continental Café, understanding our great need for tea/coffee & reluctance to patronise the dreary chains, delayed closing up just for us. I think they deserve a star for that & would urge anyone passing through Petersfield to go there.