Enjoying the natural beauty of Surrey today, with a 12 mile walk and picnic – beautiful scenery – Beech and Oak woodland, chalk downland, a stretch along the North Downs Way, Denbies Wine Estate, lunch with a view right over to The Shard and Canary Wharf – 30 miles away maybe?
Some beautiful houses in Mickleham and Westhumble, churches, bird song. Just lovely. Fitbit tells me I’ve done 26,836 steps, burned 3982 calories, climbed the equivalent of 110 flights of stairs (it was a steep ascent from river level to the heights above the Denbies Wine Estate), but worth it for the view.
Ranmore Common, Fetcham Downs, Norbury Park, River Mole, Mickleham, Westhumble, Denbies and back.
Must look up St Barnabas’ Church by Ranmore Common (phone had died by then so no picture), nor of the bluebell woods just by there which were beautiful. Reserved in my memory then. And the story behind ‘leladine’, that big arch way.
Three lovely days over the Bank Holiday weekend, with RHS Wisley, Nymans and a Surrey walk today. I have another day off tomorrow so will have to decide what to do. Might just have to be the Dale Chihuly at Kew, if I can summon the energy to get there for 8pm for early opening – got to beat those crowds. We’ll see.