|Car Park View|
What happens when you give your children a free choice about what walk to do from a choice of 3 different Pathfinder Walk books? The shortest one available of course! This is what happened for our latest walk - they were both keen to go out in the absence of their Mum but when it came to choosing they decided on the one with more car time to and from the walk than the walk itself! Still on these short wintry days that is probably a blessing. This is walk 1 in the Pathfinder Guide volume 65 Surrey Walks.
As it happens this turned out to be a pretty good choice as despite the wet weather that we have experienced this area is pretty dry thanks to the sandy geology of this corner of Surrey. It was a pretty hairy drive to get to the car park at the beginning of the walk - the lane is very narrow with some steep sides in places and thank goodness we didn't meet any cars coming the other way!
|Hanging on to Summer|
|Looking Towards Hogs Back|
From here it was a short stroll back through woodlands to the car. Being such a fine day we saw lots of people out and about in this area - it is clearly a popular spot with locals. Was I disappointed by the shortness of the walk? Not really - it was good to get some fresh air in my lungs and even a short walk is better than no walk at all!