Latest walk report Saturday 8th May 2021

Haslemere Hills, Saturday 8th May

9 Walkers, 20.6 miles - leader Gavin Fuller

Nine of us gathered at a decidedly damp Haslemere for a tour around the hilly country to the south of the town. Fortunately the morning rain, aside from a downpour around 11, soon subsided and the forecast high winds fortunately didn’t have much of an impact either aside from making the first break on Woolbeding Common chillier than you might have hoped for in May.

The leader has done this walk the previous summer and put it on at this time of year as he was curious to see what it looked like in bluebell season, and fans of the flower weren’t to be disappointed as there were plenty on show across a good proportion of the walk, including white and violet variants at times. With a vineyard, a variety of sculptures and some interesting old buildings to offset the less alluring charms of the likes of a sizeable electricity substation en route there was plenty to see in amongst the 2,010 feet of ascent the party had to experience.

Photographs by Gavin Fuller