Ian’s Boxing Day Walk, Conford
Caroline’s Frensham Walk and Lunch, Sunday, 21st December
Fascinated by flowing water – Patric and Penny
Don’t fall in Francoise!
Diane and Marianne
Alison and Howard
Bob telling another of his jokes to Patric, Helen and Janet.
Jenny’s Walk, Moor Park & Waverley Abbey, Tuesday, 9th December
Time to take the Pills
Les beating the bounds
Jane and Friends at Coffee Stop
Ann reading of Sir William Temple and ‘Times Past’
Turning our back on those posh apartments and heading for the pub
A glimpse of Moor Park House
No need of this Thank Goodness
no thanks, do your own dirty work
David in Keeping
Howard & Alison’s Walk, Guildford to Milford, Sunday, 30th November
River Wey somewhere between Guildford and Godalming
Vietnamese Pot Bellied Pig (on the left!)
I love a good puddle!
Giant Funnel Cap?
Bob’s Walk, Kingley Vale, Sunday, 9 Nov.
Coffee stop in the sunshine
A walk in the woodland
Birch Polypore (from above)
And Birch Polypore from below!
The beautiful autumn colours of spindle wood
“The Ancients” amongst the ancient yew trees!
Parrot Wax-Cap (Hygrocybe psittacina) at its best
Parrot wax-cap showing its fabulous colours underneath
The beautifully coloured Jellied Antler Fungus (Calocera viscosa)
Artist’s Fungus from above
Artist’s Fungus (Ganoderma adspersum). The pore surface immediately bruises brown so that it is possible to write on it!
Recce for Christmas Walk
View from ridge at Frensham Common
Parasol Fungi with yew berries.
Funnel Cap Fungi
Helen & Patric’s walk, Peper Harow, Sunday 19 October
Very Autumnal – Parasol Mushroom
Every country walk should have a cow or two!
How lovely this window must look with the sun shining through it.
Peper Harow House
Door knocker on St Nicholas’ Church, Peper Harow
St Nicholas’ Church, Peper Harow
Plenty of parking for cars under this fabulous building
Swamp Cypress but no sign of a swamp.
Edward VII letterbox.
Love the stone jutting out at the top for protection.
Sylvia’s walk from Churt,
Tuesday, 2nd September
I was locked out of my car and had to cadge a lift
Good to see you Rosemary
- Workers in Waders outside Frensham Pond Hotel
- Lovely Sunshine
Joyce is enjoying this
Rotten pic considering it was flying so low, even solo perhaps?
- Concerned Duo
Sorry Sylvia – I seem to have amputated your arm
An amusing punchline
LipChis 7th September – 23 miles from Liphook to Chichester.
Some friends we met on the way.
And some sights we saw
Caroline’s Rowlands Castle Walk,
Sunday 31 August
Stansted House from the back – not a bad little pad.
John, Paul, George or Ringo?
Maureen doing her version of Uri Geller. She is magnetic!
Maureen keeping Sue, Rosemary and Di entertained.
Sylvia’s Conford walk 12 August 2014
Nice day for it: I know it is early but we are stopping here: Don’t do it Jane: Or Anna! Not somebody else you know Hope we have seen the back of the clouds You should see my tail
Sylvia’s East Worldham Walk, 5 August
Nice place to live
Stepping it out
Wheat with Set-a-side
Come on Team
What’s going on up front?
Don’t think we are drunk!
More than just Red, White and Blue
Very fitting in 2014
Reminded me of the Elphant’s Eye‘Amazed’ (Directed by Sylvia – caption by Robert)
David sets the pace
Sylvia points the way
Making a beeline
Suitably undressedEarnest Exchanges
Oh dear …..
A convenient prop
A good place to stop
(Photos courtesy of Jenny)
Caroline’s Hankley Common walk 30 July
Just doing a MINI recce
This must be one of the ‘UPs’
Come on now – you can do it
The Hills are alive…….
Look down there!
But from which direction
A point of interest!
A good guy
Back to base
(photos courtesy of Jenny)
Helen’s Thursley Common walk, 29 July
(Photos courtest of Jenny)
Where it’s at
A very inviting walkNot bored at all
A very pleasant place to be
Managed to ‘catch’ one of the many Lizards
And lots of these too
Where Fur met Feather?
Heath & Heather
Breaktime in their own space
Very Kaffe Fassett
Rosebay Willow Herb ?
Pylons and people – all spaced out.
Rural Standard Lamp
Les and Ian putting the world to right
Inspecting solitary bee holes
Leading from the rear
Foreign visitors catered forReminds me of Monet
Took this by accident but love the colour combination Sandra!
Another ‘dud’ but Robert looks like one cool Dude!
(Photos courtest of Jenny)
Anna’s Stedham walk, 22 July
I’m in charge here
It’s not our blankets out to dry, it is us!
A welcome sight
Sorry to catch you in mid mouthful Sue
A glimpse inside All Hallows, Woolbeding
A quiet cool corner
Hallo, what have we here?An ecclesiastical garden shed of course!
Simply put and worth a picture
Photos courtesy of Jenny
Bob’s IoW walk, 13th July
Enroute to the Garlic Farm – worth a visit
Garlic Farm l to r: Bob, Francoise, Patric, Sue, Audrey and Diana
Wild birds looking at the wildflowers?
Looking towards Hampshire
Not just garlic, wine too but watch out for dangerous Chickens.
The squirrel leads the way.
Even walkers need buses at times! Hey, they all go to Ryde.
We are here, where is the bus?
Here’s a couple who need to do more walking (or eat less Fish & Chip!)
Photographs courtesy of Maria Nieves Saiz Montes
Moni’s Hindhead walk 9th July
It is all happening here tonight!
1 – 2 – 3 & 4 & 5 & 6 & 7 . . . .
Runners to the left, walkers to the right
I don’t think that we are St Johns first concern
Hope there is a photo finish
Well done Monika, we made it
Where are you?
Sailors Memorial Stone
In detestation of a barbarous Murder
Committeed here on an unknown Sailor
On Sep, 24th 1786
By Edwd. Lonegon, Mich. Casey & Jas. Marshall
Who were all taken the same day
And hung in Chains near this place
Whoso sheddeth Man’s Blood shall his
Blood be shed. Gen Chap 9 Ver 6
Been there – done that!
Photographs courtesy of Jenny Bray
Jenny’s Basingstoke Canal Walk 1st July
Do I hear bacon?
I can’t see the point of all this
I must keep a close eye on my harem
Look – lots of orchids!
No I don’t think you can thumb a lift Diane
No longer frisky – famished
Not a breeze
Ooh dear – what have we here
Playing ‘statues’ Sylvia
- Where is my mate
Photographs courtesy of Jenny Bray
Bob’s London walk 29th June along Thames Path and Grand Union Canal
The walk starts here.
The first of many herons above, and below the second….Oh and look another.
Above, look one way to see rough waters, and below, the other, all is calm:
Is this a group of ramblers afoot?
A tufted duck
Sue is still smiling
Howard also smiling
Helen deep in concentration
And another bridge to cross
Egyptian Goose but now resident in the UK.
Above the building from the outside, and below, from the inside
Sculpture on the Grand Union Canal, outside the GSK building
Lots of Buddlia but not a sign of a butterfly
What’s this? Another bridge? l to r: Sue, Maureen, Helen (waving), Alison and Audrey.
If you look very closely you can see a heron on one of the posts.
Birmingham? Not today thank you.
Some of the flora along the way.
Hanwell Flight – a set of six locks.
Not for getting into the canal, but for getting out. But no idea why anyone is in there in the first place.
Howard locked to the spot!
The metal plate was put in as the ropes connecting the donkeys to the barges was wearing away bricks. Look at the marks left on the metal plate!
Rail, road and canal – three bridges. One of the last works by Isombard Kingdom Brunel.
Part of Ealing Hospital – big fencing to keep people in!
Ah time. Baby Egyptian Goose. Doesn’t mind the rain, its feet are wet already!
One of the few roses that were still flowing in the Rose Garden, Kensington Park.
Australian war memorial, Hyde Park
Haiwaiian Goose – Kensington Park
Bob C’s walk 18th May
How to make an unattractive area under a bridge, attractive
Alison, Helen, Janet and Howard admiring the artwork
Artwork under the bridge which carries the A3 near Liphook. But who is the artist?
A perfect place for morning coffee. L to R: Bob, Helen, Patric and Maureen
Howard and Janet found another fallen tree to sit on – all by Waggoners Wells
And what is this bush – it had us all foxed.
How could we resist?
A phone box with a real telephone in it!
Lunch is over, the beer is drunk, so on the road again.
Tea stop for little ones?
Beautiful Red and White Rhododendron
Bob W’s walk 17th May
Avoid the horses! We start the walk by taking a footpath through the equestrian centre.
The sign of things to come, perhaps.
The path goes to the left of the wire fence. We had been warned!
The path is on the left of the wire fence! But we had been warned.
- Lunch time entertainment at Leith Hill. Don’t step back. Their packs looked heavier than the youngsters. One girl actually toppled backwards under the load, but no damage done.
There were cries of ‘exhaustion’. They were on a training walk for Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. And a training walk was 10K! But biggest problem for one was NO MOBILE PHONES allowed all weekend.
View of the top of the tower. Bob in the centre wearing the white hat.
What style is this? Mock tudor with flat roof.
Aaah. That’s more like it. Lovely garden, lovely house and pond, but not a duck to be seen.
Forge Green – Old forge now a galleryIs this where the Prats live?
Anna’s Broxhead/Lindford walk, 8th April
(Photographs courtesy of Jenny)
Who goes there?
Stepping it out.
Nightjar by day
Out of Play.
This is handy – one for each foot!
It’s BEHIND you!Welcome!
New found friend.
Mud, Glorious Mud!
Point of Interest
What a pretty Church.
Jenny’s Walk ‘In and Out of Farnham Park’ 1st April!
(Photographs courtesy of Jenny)
And it went straight down the drain
Alan telling the tail.
Now hang on a minute David!
Jenny’s walk from Farnham 4th March
Looking across to Waverley Abbey House
Collective concern … for Canada Geese
A little bit of the Wey – just by the way
Approaching High Mill House
Above photos courtesy of Jenny.
Janet’s walk from Radford Park on 2nd March
And in close up….
Howard & Alison’s Walk From Goodwood, 23rd February
Daffodils out already
And who is Bill?
Sylvia’s Walk from Churt 12th January
Just getting our bearings
A lovely day to be out
Pity I haven’t got a wood burner
We want the little pond first
Not a joiner!
Down to the Little Pond
Big Pond from the King’s Ridge