Saturday 18th April, Putney to Richmond

Despite signalling problems on the District Line, 15 of us managed to get to East Putney. Special mention  to  Rita and Mike Trainers of whom we haven’t seen a great deal recently.  The weather was dry and bright, but decidedly chilly as we made our way up to Putney Heath and then to Wimbledon Common and its distinctive windmill. Richmond  Park was in good shape and our route took us through Continue reading Saturday 18th April, Putney to Richmond

Circular walk, Etchingham East Sussex

Arriving at Etchingham station in steady rain, 19 Polyramblers looked anxiously at the sky for signs of the forecast better weather to come. Taking no chances, we donned rain wear and set off along the valley.  There were great banks of primroses to be seen and a few early bluebells. By the time we had gained some height, the rain had stopped, the sun was on its way, and the views were very fine. We walked through a field of sheep and lambs, one of which was Continue reading Circular walk, Etchingham East Sussex

Danny’s Easter Sunday walk, Newport Essex.

An impressive 20 members got off the train at the small village of Newport, Essex. It isn’t on the coast or a river, but in Saxon times, apparently port meant market place. We made our way east across pleasant rolling farm and woodland, reaching the attractive 13th century church of St Mary’s, Debden. Our circular route took us back to Newport where an extended lunch was taken in The Coach and Horses. We were made extremely welcome, with our own room, Continue reading Danny’s Easter Sunday walk, Newport Essex.

YHA Weekend in Cheddar 20-22 March 2015

We were in sunny Somerset four our annual Youth Hostel weekend. 20 Polyramblers arrived in Cheddar yesterday after a pleasant journey by train and bus. Nice and comfortable hostel. We had tea and cake and our food supplies were delivered by Tesco (ordered on-line by Danny. We did a walk around Cheddar and had a nice meal at the Riverside Inn. In the morning, we had cooked breakfast Continue reading YHA Weekend in Cheddar 20-22 March 2015

Sunday 8th March. Marlow to Cookham.

An impressive 24 were out, surely a sign that spring has sprung. Especially good to have Ingrid and Tony along, of whom who we have seen all too little recently. We had a pleasant stroll along the towpath downstream from Marlow as far a Bourne End where we crossed over the railway bridge, for lunch at the Bounty. How refreshing to see a sign welcoming dogs, children and muddy boots. We took the towpath upstream before turning  up and over a low ridge and down to Cookham. En route we called into the church at Cookham Dean with its painting by Stanley Spencer. A modest walk at 7 miles, but most enjoyable. Thanks Dan