Sunday, 23 March 2014

South Nutfield to Edenbridge (26km) 22nd March 2014

The forecast had been for rain. It ended up being mostly sunny; though deceptively chilly! Having been locked up in an office all week I'd missed the fact that it had rained so the mud that I had to wade through was something of a surprise! Here's the pics from this section of the trail.

Setting off from home on a lovely morning



It was muddy!













I counted and this tree had been there for about a hundred years. Now its a pile of logs! I'm hoping it just had its life and blew over rather than getting chopped down for no reason. It had been there since my great grand parents had their first child!




So there's probably no better spot to ponder impermanence that sitting on that stump, gazing at the view  south over Kent and eating lunch. 


Bluebells ... in a month or two


Views south towards the south downs in the distance







A British pub.... in case you've not seen one before :-)



Feeder waters for Oxted Mill


The old St.Michael's School in Oxted. Closed in 1996, and now converted into flats.



Limpsfield Common and...


The High Chart woodlands



Caught the sun...



Sunday, 16 March 2014

Dorking to South Nutfield (25km) 15 March 2014

A chilly grey start which turned into a gloriously sunny spring day. I intended to start at Dorking and head for South Godstone but then ran out of time, and frankly energy too, near South Nutfield and called it a day. There's always another weekend to pick up where I left off! 



Dorking Deepdene rail station


View from The Glory Wood 

In the grounds of the old Deepdene House  gardens

In the grounds of the old Deepdene House  gardens

In the grounds of the old Deepdene House  gardens

In the grounds of the old Deepdene House  gardens

In the grounds of the old Deepdene House  gardens

In the grounds of the old Deepdene House  gardens

In the grounds of the old Deepdene House  gardens

In the grounds of the old Deepdene House  gardens













Heading towards Betchworth

More Place

More Place

A shady lane

A shady lane

Steeper than they look here!

Spring!


Reigate Heath Golf Course
The windmill on Reigate Heath adjacent to the Reigate Heath Golf Clubhouse,  is probably the only windmill in the world to have been consecrated as a place of worship. Click here for more info 

View at lunch from a seat on Reigate Heath Golf Course

East along the top of Reigate Park

Reigate Park

Reigate from the top of Reigate Park

Reigate Park

Reigate Park

Reigate Park

Frog! on the path through Redhill and Reigate Golf Club

View into the old buildings of the Royal Earlswood Asylum for Idiots, now turned into modern houses.

The road to the asylum

Another rest stop north of South Nutfield

The view looking south over Rehill Aerodrome

View over South Nutfield

Panorama looking south

South Nutfield rail station.