|View From Woolbeding Common|
|Redford Tea Rooms|
I passed the wonderfully named settlement called Titty Hill and was relieved to find some tarmac beneath my feet for a bit. The road was awash with water in places and I had to pick my way through gingerly. I turned off briefly to cross a field at Lyford Farm and my onward route was now filled with sunshine as the black clouds finally receded. It was beautiful, but strangely silent and devoid of bird song. For me that is possibly the biggest difference between autumn days and spring days. The air temperature may be similar and the weather the same, but it is always so quiet in the autumn.
|Daybreak at Stedham Marsh|
|Reflections in a Road|
|Last of the Rosehips|
|Waiting for Breakfast|
|Site of Roman Station|
|Glimpse of View From Combe Hill|
I had rejoined the outward route here and plodded my way back past Titty Hill and the old garage at Redford up to Woolbeding Common. It was a very different scene than the one I had left earlier in the morning for the sun was no w fully out and the day was surprisingly warm for early November. On the whole this was a most pleasant walk, albeit with a bit more road walking than I would have liked. It was strangely devoid of interesting things to look at but made for a pleasant autumn stroll. I expect to be doing the next section for my next walk as it does make for a good mud-avoiding route!
|Church of the Good Shepherd Graveyard|