Ian’s Boxing Day Walk
There 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!
‘Red Leader’ [Anna] is 2nd from the right.
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!
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 – its red tail on display for all to see.
Red Tailed Hawk – certainly not a lap bird!
Red Tailed Hawk just before he had a vicious peck at that hand (his owner’s)
Glenys’ Walk, Sunday, 17th Nov 2013
Glenys makes it to the top of the hill – Older Hill.
“This little piggie went to market, this little piggie….” well hopefully they all stayed at home!
- And yet more pigs – Gloucestershire Old Spotted this time.
Next came the sheep – lovely earrings!
And then a white one.
And then for some autumn colour.
Autumn colours – redand golden
Jenny’s Walk, Tuesday 29th October 2013
Going through the cattle crush
Tom, Gill and and
Keeping our prospective new members entertained
What a Scream
In the Pink
It makes you think
(Photographs by Jenny.)
Jenny’s Walk, In and out of Farnham Park, Tuesday 24th September
Thankful for a well earned rest. Or long seat – just right for three people, two coffee cups and a flask.
Bit 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.
How is that for street Art? Swan Hotel, Arundel
What a fun guy!
Another view of the same “fun guy”
Fun Guy – what is your name?
(Above photographs and comments by Caroline)
Bob’s Walk, Isle of Wight, Sunday, 8th September
Definitely departing Portsmouth with a view of the Spinaker and a tall ship
Maureen and Janet just waiting for the off.
Coffee break. Sue and Maureen are obviously finding something very funny
Butterfly – Common Blue
Clouds threaten but that is all they did.
Janet having a swing for Stella – glad we didn’t just pass it by.
This 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.
Nicely polished canons at Cowes – somebody has been busy with the brasso.
Another tall ship, docked at Cowes this time.
Somebody is eyeing up those big scones!
Sunset on Ryde Pier
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
Well are you?
What a load of rubbish
Toutes les directions
“What kept you?”
Sylvia will see you later
Anthing worth looking at?
Nice people, poor pic
Sylvia says she will have to look this one up
Holding it all together
A hard road back to base
Getting it all sorted
Comments and photographs by Jenny
Sue’s walk, East Meon & Butser, Sunday, 25th August
Butterfly: Holly Blue
Can a Jack Russell really drive a tractor (look closely in the cab).
A lovely docile llama. Or is it?
A llama with attitude!
And a better behaved companion.
Small sunflowers amongst the meadow grasses
L to R: Alison, Sue and Sue and of course ‘Miffy’
Butterfly: Small Heath
Caroline’s Walk, Chichester Canal, Sunday, 18th August
West Itchenor – view towards a boat repair yard
Butterfly – Comma
Cormorant with a sense of humour!
Butterfly, large white, enjoying something other than my brassicas.
Chichester Canal – part of a family of cygnets – there were seven in total.
View of the Cathedral from Chichester Canal.
“I’m safe on this side” Majestic Heron
Shrubs/hedge sculpted by the prevailing wind!
Lunch stop at West Itchenor
It moved, it’s real!
Janet’s Walk, Langley, Chapel Common, Sunday 4th August
Butterfly: large skipper (ahoy there)
Amazing who you meet on a walk!
Lipchis, Sunday, 14th July – distance 23 mile when temperature soared to 28 degrees or more!
1st Stop – Older Hill – 4.5 miles into the walk
Time for a photo at Stedham Mill – at about 7 miles
Midhurst – end of 2nd leg, about 9 miles. Time to load up with liquids and adjust hats and boots.
Enjoying a big of shade outside the church at Singleton – about 14 miles completed. The worst, Heyshott Down, is behind us.
The Trundle – Chichester is in sight (although not for long as we head off towards Lavant) – about 17 miles so far.
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 young!
That’s better but I’ve still got an itch!
All dressed up
Glad to stop
Food for thought
We are amused
Willow at Wilk’s Water
Missed the boat!
BBQ at Conford, Saturday 8th July 2013
Anna’s Walk Bentley, 3rd July 2013
This little woolie was obviously hand-reared – he and his mates come right up looking for attention.
Glenys’ Milland Walk, 30th June 2013
Folly Pond, Liphook
(Early?) Marsh Orchid
Two Mallard Ducklings and their mum
Robert’s Alresford Walk, 29th June 2013
Extra words not needed!
No volunteers to climb into this old tree!
Must be lunch time
Ian’s Noar Hill Walk, on 24th June 2013
Orchids Everywhere – Pyramidal Orchid – could that be a fragrant orchid next to it?
Common Spotted Orchid
Pyramidal and fragrant orchid, side by side
An Albino Orchid
Blanket of orchids – common spotted
Two Common Spotted Orchids, side by side
And a pyramidal orchid.
Cattle Grazing. ‘White Park’ – a rare breed.
Daisies – a field of them.
Alison & Howard’s Walk, Wisborough Green, 23rd June 2013
Morning Coffee stop – and Alison & Howard have laid on table and chairs!
Water lilies about to flower on the Wey & Arun Canal.
Wey & Arun Canal looking at its best.
Common Spotted Orchid
Sue admirs a lovely stone bridge wall covered in moss
If you go down to the woods today …..
You’ll find some ramblers….. (the woods in question = The Mens)
Hawkhurst Court, the headquarters of the 2nd Division Canadian Army. From here was mounted the Dieppe Raid on 19th August 1942 involving many casualties.
A quintessential English cottage.
And what have these ramblers spotted?
It would appear that the chimneys on this house are of interest.
Dr Dolittle having a chat?
Our leader, Howard, ensuring everyone is fed today.
And 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!
And again, which one is this? Hogweed is the answer
Foxglove – what a beautiful roadside speciman.
Not long now to Wisborough Green.
Bob’s Walk, London, 16th June 2013
Pleasant stroll through Regent’s Park
Barges at rest on Regent’s Canal
Ramblers with rucksacks enjoying a walk alongside Regent’s Canal.
Even in London, bovine creatures take an interest in Ramblers.
Canal boat making a three point turn at Camden Town.
Thankfully we are not walking to Liverpool.
The skyline at Kings Cross. All change.
And yet another bovine creature!
Ah ha, lunch time and those rucksacks give up their bounty.
Ramblers share the path with runners and cyclists.
Street Art to brighten up the view
Nice motor – a Citroen I believe.
Roof top Garden with a difference
Street Art at Bethnal Green
Time for a cuppa in Victoria Park
Serious discussion here, well, they’ve just enjoyed a mug of builders tea.
A chimney – reminscent of an old brick factory perhaps – no, this chimney is to vent the sewers!London’s new (and changing) skyline.
And wildlife seen along the way:
Black backed gull
Canada Goose with her chicks
Coot and her well decorated nest – if you look closely, you can see a little egg.
Coot – “What big feet I’ve got”
Mallard – what a handsome bird.
This is also a mallard with her chicks.
Mandarin Duck – female.
Moorhen – going for a swim
Parakeet – how good of it to pose on the copper beach.
Red Breasted Pochard – another handsome bird
Swan chases swan
The aggressor up close
And last, but not least, a Tufted Duck
And now for the flora:
Brian’s Walk, Kingsley, 4th June 2013
It’s OK – it’s only June
I’m a good pacesetter…..
Stripes R Us
See I’m not making a fuss
A pleasant place to stop
Trying not to scatter!
What a curious lot…
Caroline’s Walk, Sunday, 26th May 2013
Lunch Stop at Barlavington – a field of buttercups
Enjoying lunch in the Church yard at Barlavington
Anna’s Evening walk from Frensham Pond – 15th May 2013
View Across Frensham Pond
Double Rainbow at Frensham Pond but no pot of gold
Despite the Rain, on we trekked.
Marion’s short walk from Churt – 16th May 2013
Thursday’s short walk. Small select group – more welcome!
Sunny Day Smiles
What a lovely spot to stop
This is more my style
Thank goodness I am a week early
Pity, I fancied a 99
Preparing for the off
And for the landing.
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]
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]Local Walk 5 March 2013 Very good turnout for Robert’s Walk [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]
Arford 20 April: Taking the walk through the Land of Nod literally! [taken by Robert]
Dunsfold 12 February 2013 – Church Galleting [taken by Robert]
I’d settle for Nicky Haslam’s Folly de Grandeur
Wilk’s Water Resident
The end is in sight
Last of the summer wine
Buttercup and Daisy
Watch out for big daddy
Hotline to heaven
We’re alright then
Whatever turns you on
We were once a pair
Black, Brown and White [The ‘brown’ is an Egyptian Goose]
The Young Ones [with Egyptian Goose at the back]
All lined up
Lodsworth Church looking out!
Millennium Tapestry – a closer look
Some move faster than others!
Fred bought tree when?
Some serious talking here.
Looking on the bright side, or patriotic feet
Iron Hill in the snow
It is going to take time to find my feet
Selborne in the Snow “Hey, wait for me”
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” [North Downs – Sunday 6th January 2013]
Light at the end of the tunnel
Dig those festive socks Bruce
Rolling your own, Robert?
Well, that’s better