Photo Gallery 2013

Ian’s Boxing Day Walk

Longmore Ranges 001There may have been lots of mud under foot, but the sun did shine.

Anna’s Walk, Sataurday, 7th Dec 2013

Doing what Ramblers do best!

Doing what Ramblers do best!

‘Red Leader’ [Anna] is 2nd from the right.

Who noticed this 'deer' family feeding under the trees in the grounds of Four Seasons Hotel!

Who noticed this ‘deer’ family feeding under the trees in the grounds of Four Seasons Hotel!

This horse is in the exact same position it was in when I passed it in 2007!

This horse is in the exact same position it was in when I passed it in 2007!

On the right of the picture, see the swans taking off.  The way they were flapping their wings I am just amazed it is not a blur

On the right of the picture, see the swan taking off. The way they were flapping their wings I am just amazed it is not a blur

Red Tailed Hawk - according to its owner, it is vicious!

Red Tailed Hawk – according to its owner, it is vicious!

Red tailed hawk - its red tail on display for all to see.

Red Tailed Hawk – its red tail on display for all to see.

Red tailed hawk - certainly not a lap bird!

Red Tailed Hawk – certainly not a lap bird!

Red tailed hawk just before he had a vicious pect at that hand (his owner's)

Red Tailed Hawk just before he had a vicious peck at that hand (his owner’s)

Glenys’ Walk, Sunday, 17th Nov 2013

Glenys reaches the top of the hill (Older Hill)Glenys makes it to the top of the hill – Older Hill.

Glenys walk 001Shaggy Ink-cap

Glenys walk 005This little piggie went to market, this little piggie….”  well hopefully they all stayed at home!

And here comes Mummy

And Daddy.

How cute am I!

And yet more pigs - Gloucestershire Old Spotted this time.And yet more pigs – Gloucestershire Old Spotted this time.

And then there were donkeys.

Not just one, but two.

Next came the sheepNext came the sheep – lovely earrings!

What's this.  Long necked sheep A.K.A. Alpacas.  First a black one.

And then a white one.

And then a white one.

 And then for some autumn colour.

Autumn colours - red

Autumn colours – redand goldenand golden

Jenny’s Walk, Tuesday 29th October 2013

Going through the cattle crush

Going through the cattle crush

Tom, Gill and and

Tom, Gill and and

Keeping our prospective new members entertained

Keeping our prospective new members entertained

What a Scream

What a Scream

In the Pink

In the Pink

It makes you think

It makes you think

(Photographs by Jenny.)

Jenny’s Walk, In and out of Farnham Park, Tuesday 24th September

Out and about II

Thankful for a well earned rest.  Or long seat – just right for three people, two coffee cups and a flask.

Out and aboutBit misty – where have all the rest gone? Or two bright sparks on a murky morning.
(Photographs by Jenny. Comments by Jenny and Caroline.)

Bob’s Arundel Walk, October.

Arundel 011 How is that for street Art? Swan Hotel, Arundel

Arundel 013Arundel

Arundel 012Arundel Castle

Honey Fungus?

Honey Fungus?

Honey Fungus?

Honey Fungus?

What a fun guy!

What a fun guy!

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Another view of the same “fun guy”

Fun Guy - what is your name?

Fun Guy – what is your name?

(Above photographs and comments by Caroline)

Bob’s Walk, Isle of Wight, Sunday, 8th September

Isle of Wight Sept 009Definitely departing Portsmouth with a view of the Spinaker and a tall ship

Isle of Wight Sept 020aMaureen and Janet just waiting for the off.

Isle of Wight Sept 029Coffee break.  Sue and Maureen are obviously finding something very funny


Isle of Wight Sept 039Butterfly – Common Blue

Isle of Wight Sept 046Clouds threaten but that is all they did.

Isle of Wight Sept 051aJanet having a swing for Stella – glad we didn’t just pass it by.

Isle of Wight Sept 065This is the house where Lord Randolph Churchill first met and proposed to Jennie Jerome, eldest daughter of Leonard Jerome, then proprietor of The New York Times.  Their first son was Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill in 1874.

Isle of Wight Sept 068Nicely polished canons at Cowes – somebody has been busy with the brasso.

Isle of Wight Sept 072Another tall ship, docked at Cowes this time.

Isle of Wight Sept 078Somebody is eyeing up those big scones!

Isle of Wight Sept 083Sunset on Ryde Pier

Isle of Wight Sept 089

Bob the leader, looking very pleased following another successful walk on the Isle of Wight.
(Photographs and comments by Caroline)

Sylvia’s Walk, East Worldham, Tuesday, 27th August 

not the royal oak

Not the Royal Oak

RU18

Well are you?

Friendly ScarecrowFriendly Scarecrow

What a load of rubbishWhat a load of rubbish

Toutes les directionsToutes les directions

What kept you“What kept you?”

Sylvia will see you laterSylvia will see you later

Anything worth looking atAnthing worth looking at?

Nice people, poor picNice people, poor pic

Sylvia will have to look this one upSylvia says she will have to look this one up

Holding it all togetherHolding it all together

A hard road back to baseA hard road back to base

Getting it all sortedGetting it all sorted
Comments and photographs by Jenny 

Sue’s walk, East Meon & Butser, Sunday, 25th August

Holly Blue 06aButterfly: Holly Blue

Jack Russell 01Can a Jack Russell really drive a tractor (look closely in the cab).

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A lovely docile llama.  Or is it?

P1050057A llama with attitude!

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Llama 01And a better behaved companion.

Sunflowers 02Small sunflowers amongst the meadow grasses

Alison Sue & Sue03

L to R: Alison, Sue and Sue and of course ‘Miffy’

Small Heath 01

Butterfly: Small Heath

Caroline’s Walk, Chichester Canal, Sunday, 18th August

Chichester Canal 026West Itchenor – view towards a boat repair yard

Chichester Canal 022Butterfly – Comma

Chichester Canal 019Cormorant with a sense of humour!

Chichester Canal 014Butterfly, large white, enjoying something other than my brassicas.

Chichester Canal 012Chichester Canal – part of a family of cygnets – there were seven in total.

Chichester Canal 010View of the Cathedral from Chichester Canal.

Chichester Canal 003“I’m safe on this side”  Majestic Heron

Chichester Canal 033Sea Lavender

Chichester Canal 028Shrubs/hedge sculpted by the prevailing wind!

Chichester Canal 027Lunch stop at West Itchenor

Chichester Canal 011Gnome Home

Chichester Canal 009It moved, it’s real!

Janet’s Walk, Langley, Chapel Common, Sunday 4th August

janet's walk 004aButterfly: large skipper (ahoy there)

janet's walk 002Amazing who you meet on a walk!

Lipchis, Sunday, 14th July – distance 23 mile when temperature soared to 28 degrees or more!

IMG_41331st Stop – Older Hill – 4.5 miles into the walk

IMG_4135Time for a photo at Stedham Mill – at about 7 miles

IMG_4137Midhurst – end of 2nd leg, about 9 miles.  Time to load up with liquids and adjust hats and boots.

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Enjoying a big of shade outside the church at Singleton – about 14 miles completed.  The worst, Heyshott Down, is behind us.

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The Trundle – Chichester is in sight (although not for long as we head off towards Lavant) – about 17 miles so far.

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Chichester!  23 miles completed with temperatures as high as 28 degrees.  Well done to Moni, Sue, John, Bob and Caroline.

Jenny’s Walk, Dogmersfield, Tues, 9th July

Oh to be youngOh to be young!

Thats better but I've still got an itch

That’s better but I’ve still got an itch!

All dressed upAll dressed up

Glad to stopGlad to stop

Food for thoughtFood for thought

We are amusedWe are amused

Orchids lookOrchids, LOOK

Willow at Wilk's WaterWillow at Wilk’s Water

Fisherman's Friend

Fisherman’s Friend

Missed the boatMissed the boat!

BBQ at Conford, Saturday 8th July 2013

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Anna’s Walk Bentley, 3rd July 2013

2013-07-03 19.51.57This little woolie was obviously hand-reared – he and his mates come right up looking for attention.

Glenys’ Milland Walk, 30th June 2013

P1040693Folly Pond, Liphook

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(Early?) Marsh Orchid 

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Two Mallard Ducklings and their mum

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Tamworth ?

Robert’s Alresford Walk, 29th June 2013

alresford 002Fulling Mill

alresford 003Extra words not needed!

alresford 006No volunteers to climb into this old tree!

alresford 009Must be lunch time

alresford 012Definitely Hogweed.

alresford 017Cinnabar Moth

Ian’s Noar Hill Walk, on 24th June 2013

Orchids everywhere!

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Orchids Everywhere – Pyramidal Orchid – could that be a fragrant orchid next to it?

noar hill 028Common Spotted Orchid

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Pyramidal Orchid

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Pyramidal and fragrant orchid, side by side

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An Albino Orchid

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Twayblade Orchid

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Blanket of orchids – common spotted

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Two Common Spotted Orchids, side by side

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And a pyramidal orchid.

noar hill 055Cattle Grazing.  ‘White Park’ – a rare breed.

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Daisies – a field of them.

Alison & Howard’s Walk, Wisborough Green, 23rd June 2013

Wisborough Green 006Morning Coffee stop – and Alison & Howard have laid on table and chairs!

Wisborough Green 007Water lilies about to flower on the Wey & Arun Canal.

Wisborough Green 009Wey & Arun Canal looking at its best.

Wisborough Green 012Common Spotted Orchid

Wisborough Green 014Sue admirs a lovely stone bridge wall covered in moss

If you go down to the woods today …..

Wisborough Green 018You’ll find some ramblers….. (the woods in question = The Mens)

Wisborough Green 024

Hawkhurst Court, the headquarters of the 2nd Division Canadian Army.  From here was mounted the Dieppe Raid on 19th August 1942 involving many casualties.

Wisborough Green 028Yellow Loosestrife

Wisborough Green 030Yellow Iris

Wisborough Green 032A quintessential English cottage.

Wisborough Green 034Tufted Vetch?

Wisborough Green 037And what have these ramblers spotted?

Wisborough Green 038It would appear that the chimneys on this house are of interest.

Wisborough Green 039Dr Dolittle having a chat?

Wisborough Green 040Our leader, Howard, ensuring everyone is fed today.

Wisborough Green 042And what is this?  Pretty certain it is part of the Umbellifer family.  Cow Parsley, Hogweed, Ground Elder, Hemlock. Any ideas?  Confirmation welcome.  Informed option seems to think this is Hemlock – most probably water dropwort – very poisonous!

Wisborough Green 044And again, which one is this?  Hogweed is the answer

Wisborough Green 045Foxglove – what a beautiful roadside speciman.

Wisborough Green 048

Not long now to Wisborough Green.

Bob’s Walk, London, 16th June 2013

London 001Pleasant stroll through Regent’s Park

London 003Barges at rest on Regent’s Canal

London 005Ramblers with rucksacks enjoying a walk alongside Regent’s Canal.

London 008Even in London, bovine creatures take an interest in Ramblers.

London 017Canal boat making a three point turn at Camden Town.

London 018Thankfully we are not walking to Liverpool.

London 045The skyline at Kings Cross.  All change.

London 050And yet another bovine creature!

London 055Ah ha, lunch time and those rucksacks give up their bounty.

London 062Ramblers share the path with runners and cyclists.

London 074Street Art to brighten up the view

London 076Nice motor – a Citroen I believe.

London 078Roof top Garden with a difference

London 086Street Art at Bethnal Green

London 101Time for a cuppa in Victoria Park
London 103Serious discussion here, well, they’ve just enjoyed a mug of builders tea.

London 114

A chimney – reminscent of an old brick factory perhaps – no, this chimney is to vent the sewers!London 120London’s new (and changing) skyline.

And wildlife seen along the way:

Blackback Gull 038

Black backed gull 

Canada Geese 028Canada Goose with her chicks

Coot 043Coot and her well decorated nest – if you look closely, you can see a little egg.

Coot 064Coot – “What big feet I’ve got”

Greylag Goose 095Greylag Goose

Mallard  116Mallard – what a handsome bird.

Mallard 108This is also a mallard with her chicks.

Mandarin Female 012Mandarin Duck – female.

Moorhen 024Moorhen – going for a swim

Parakeet 089Parakeet – how good of it to pose on the copper beach.

Red Breasted Pochard 093Red Breasted Pochard – another handsome bird

Swan 117Swan chases swan

Swan 119The aggressor up close

Tufted Duck 099

And last, but not least, a Tufted Duck

And now for the flora:

catmint 107 Comfrey 052 London 061 Mallow 049 Poppy 048 Rose 105 Solanum 069 Valerian 071

Brian’s Walk, Kingsley, 4th June 2013

It's ok it is only JuneIt’s OK – it’s only June

I'm a good pacesetterI’m a good pacesetter…..

Stripes or usStripes R Us

See I'm not making a fussSee I’m not making a fuss

Got youGot you

A pleasant place to stopA pleasant place to stop

Trying not to scatterTrying not to scatter!

what a curious lotWhat a curious lot…

Caroline’s Walk, Sunday, 26th May 2013

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Lunch Stop at Barlavington – a field of buttercups

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Enjoying lunch in the Church yard at Barlavington

Anna’s Evening walk from Frensham Pond – 15th May 2013

View across Frensham PondView Across Frensham Pond

Double Rainbow at Frensham Pond but no pot of gold

And on we trekked despite the rain.Despite the Rain, on we trekked.

Marion’s short walk from Churt – 16th May 2013

Thursday's short walk. Small select group - more welcome!

Thursday’s short walk.  Small select group – more welcome!

TUESDAY WALKS

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Sunny Day Smiles

Sunny Day Smiles

What a lovely spot to stop

What a lovely spot to stop

Good to be alive

This is more my style

This is more my style

Thank goodness I am a week early

Thank goodness I am a week early

Pity I fancied a 99

Pity, I fancied a 99

Breath in

Breath in

Preparing for the off

Preparing for the off

And for the landing.

And for the landing.

Farnham 23 April 2013 - You should be having what we are having [taken by Jenny]Farnham 23 April 2013 – You should be having what we are having [taken by Jenny]

Farnham 23 April “What a Hoot!” [taken by Jenny]

Farnham 23rd April – Sandra “bet you can’t guess what I am going to have?”  Chris “I give in.”

Farnham 23 April 2013 - "Allan, you overdid the gin" [taken by Jenny]

Farnham 23 April 2013 – “Allan, you overdid the gin” [taken by Jenny]

Dunsfold 12 February 2013 Please Lord, don't let it be muddy [taken by Robert]

Dunsfold 12 February 2013 Please Lord, don’t let it be muddy [taken by Robert]

Haslemere 21 April 2013 Les gets Lucky [taken by Robert]Haslemere 21 April 2013 Les gets Lucky [taken by Robert]Local Walk 5 March 2013 Very good turnout for Robert's Walk [taken by Robert]Local Walk 5 March 2013 Very good turnout for Robert’s Walk [taken by Robert]Haslemere 21 April 2013 - Skunk Cabbage [taken by Robert]Haslemere 21 April 2013 – Skunk Cabbage [taken by Robert]Dunsfold 12 February 2013 That's another fine mess you got us into [taken by Robert]Dunsfold 12 February 2013 That’s another fine mess you got us into [taken by Robert]

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Arford 20 April: Taking the walk through the Land of Nod literally! [taken by Robert]

Dunsfold 12 February 2013 - Church Galleting [taken by Robert]

Dunsfold 12 February 2013 – Church Galleting [taken by Robert]

I'd settle for Nicky Haslam's Folly de Grandeur

I’d settle for Nicky Haslam’s Folly de Grandeur

Wilk's Water Resident

Wilk’s Water Resident

The end is in sight

The end is in sight

Last of the summer wine

Last of the summer wine

Family portrait

Family portrait

Buttercup and Daisy

Buttercup and Daisy

Watch out for big daddy

Watch out for big daddy

Hotline to heaven

Hotline to heaven

We're alright then

We’re alright then

Whatever turns you on

Whatever turns you on

We were once a pair

We were once a pair

Abandoned

Abandoned

Benbow Pond

Benbow Pond

Black, Brown and White [The 'brown' is an Egyptian Goose]

Black, Brown and White [The ‘brown’ is an Egyptian Goose]

The Young Ones [with Egyptian Goose at the back]

The Young Ones [with Egyptian Goose at the back]

Blue Skies!

Blue Skies!

All lined up

All lined up

Lodsworth Church looking out!

Lodsworth Church looking out!

Millennium Tapestry

Millennium Tapestry

Millennium Tapestry - a closer look

Millennium Tapestry – a closer look

Some move faster than others!

Some move faster than others!

Fred bought tree when?

Fred bought tree when?

Some serious talking here.

Some serious talking here.

Serenely expectant

Serenely expectant

Looking on the Bright Side

Looking on the bright side, or patriotic feet

Iron Hill 22 Jan 13

Iron Hill in the snow

Left Alone

Left alone

It is going to take time to find my feet

It is going to take time to find my feet

Selborne in the snow 007

Selborne in the Snow “Hey, wait for me”

Iron Hill 22 Jan 13

Snow Patrol – Jean:”I’m not here because I want to be!”
[Iron Hill walk 22 Jan 2013]

"Going Bananas on the North Downs", or "Feeling a little fuzzy on a Sunday morning"

“Going Bananas on the North Downs”, or “Feeling a little fuzzy on a Sunday morning” [North Downs – Sunday 6th January 2013]

Loo stop!

Loo stop!

Light at the end of the tunnel

Light at the end of the tunnel

Dig those festive socks Bruce

Dig those festive socks Bruce

Rolling your own, Robert?

Rolling your own, Robert?

Well, that's better

Well, that’s better

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