Twenty three Polyramblers were out on a dry, pleasant day to enjoy two places, Marlow and Hurley It was disappointing that the main party was delayed by one hour due to problems on the railway. However, this did not stop us from doing the full walk as planned. After a steep climb to the town’s edge we reached a street with apple and cherry trees full of blossom. Our path took us past flintcovered houses, manor, and a lodge. We enjoyed views of lush valleys, hills rapeseed fields and saw farm animals including llamas.
Along the river we passed families of coots and geese by Temple Lock and Hurley Lock. We had lunch at Hurley, a small village with its farm shop but two pubs the Ye Olde Bell Inn and The Rising Sun, a rare sight. The Polyramblers split between these two establishments and a few had a picnic on the green near the Old vicarage. We headed back to Marlow via Higginson Park with French Market and a mini funfair. There was time a quick cup of tea before our return journey. Many thanks Sarah for organizing and leading this walk as we all had a great day out.
Ye Olde Bell by Colin Smith