Photo Gallery 2014

Ian’s Boxing Day Walk, Conford
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Caroline’s Frensham Walk and Lunch, Sunday, 21st December

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Fascinated by flowing water – Patric and Penny

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Don’t fall in Francoise!

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Walkers inside?

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Diane and Marianne

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Alison and Howard

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Bob telling another of his jokes to Patric, Helen and Janet.


Jenny’s Walk, Moor Park & Waverley Abbey, Tuesday, 9th December

Autumn Colours

Autumn Colours

Time to take the Pills

Time to take the Pills

Les beating the bounds

Les beating the bounds

 Jane and Friends at Coffee Stop

Jane and Friends at Coffee Stop

 Ann reading of Sir William Temple and 'Times Past'

Ann reading of Sir William Temple and ‘Times Past’

Turning our back on those posh apartments and heading for the pub

Turning our back on those posh apartments and heading for the pub

 A glimpse of Moor Park House

A glimpse of Moor Park House

No need of this Thank Goodness

No need of this Thank Goodness

Thanks Sylvia

Thanks Sylvia

 no thanks do your own dirty work

no thanks, do your own dirty work

David in Keeping

David in Keeping

 Howard & Alison’s Walk, Guildford to Milford, Sunday, 30th November

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River Wey somewhere between Guildford and Godalming

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Vietnamese Pot Bellied Pig (on the left!)

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I love a good puddle!

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Splish, Splash.

 

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Birch Polypore

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Giant Funnel Cap?

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Milk-drop Bonnet-Cap

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Mandarin Duck

 

Bob’s Walk, Kingley Vale, Sunday, 9 Nov.

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Coffee stop in the sunshine

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A walk in the woodland

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Birch Polypore (from above)

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And Birch Polypore from below!

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The beautiful autumn colours of spindle wood

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“The Ancients” amongst the ancient yew trees!

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Parrot Wax-Cap (Hygrocybe psittacina) at its best

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Parrot wax-cap showing its fabulous colours underneath

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The beautifully coloured Jellied Antler Fungus (Calocera viscosa)

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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!

Artist’s Fungus (Ganoderma adspersum). The pore surface immediately bruises brown so that it is possible to write on it!

Recce for Christmas Walk

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View from ridge at Frensham Common

View from ridge at Frensham Common

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Parasol Fungi with yew berries.

Parasol Fungi with yew berries.

Funnel Cap Fungi

Funnel Cap Fungi

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Helen & Patric’s walk, Peper Harow, Sunday 19 October

Very Autumnal – Parasol Mushroom

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Every country walk should have a cow or two!

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How lovely this window must look with the sun shining through it.

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Peper Harow House 

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Door knocker on St Nicholas’ Church, Peper Harow

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St Nicholas’ Church, Peper Harow

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Plenty of parking for cars under this fabulous building

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Swamp Cypress but no sign of a swamp.

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Edward VII letterbox.
Love the stone jutting out at the top for protection.

Sylvia’s walk from Churt,
Tuesday, 2nd September

 

Sylvia Churt I was locked out of my car and had to cadge a lift

I was locked out of my car and had to cadge a lift

 

Good to see you Rosemary

Good to see you Rosemary

Every hopeful

Ever hopeful

 

Workers in Waders outside Frensham Pond Hotel
Workers in Waders outside Frensham Pond Hotel
Lovely Sunshine
Lovely Sunshine

 

Joyce is enjoying this

Joyce is enjoying this

Rotten pic considering it was flying so low, even solo perhaps?

Rotten pic considering it was flying so low, even solo perhaps?

Sounds painful

Sounds painful

Concerned Duo
Concerned Duo
Sorry Sylvia - I seem to have amputated your arm

Sorry Sylvia – I seem to have amputated your arm

An amusing punchline

An amusing punchline

LipChis 7th September – 23 miles from Liphook to Chichester.
Some friends we met on the way.

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 And some sights we saw

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Caroline’s Rowlands Castle Walk,
Sunday 31 August

Stansted House from the back – not a bad little pad.Rowlands Castle 002

John, Paul, George or Ringo?  Rowlands Castle 004

Maureen doing her version of Uri Geller.    She is magnetic!

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Maureen keeping Sue, Rosemary and Di entertained.  Rowlands Castle 009

Sylvia’s Conford walk 12 August 2014

 

Nice day for it:a1 Nice day for it I know it is early but we are stopping here:a2 I know its early but we are stopping here Don’t do it Jane:a3 Dont do it Jane Or Anna!a4 Or Anna! Not somebody else you knowa5Not somebody else you know Les! Hope we have seen the back of the cloudsa6 Hope we have seen the back of the clouds You should see my taila7 You should see my TAIL

Sylvia’s East Worldham Walk, 5 August

1 nice place to liveNice place to live

2 stepping it out

Stepping it out

3 Wheat with set-a-sideWheat with Set-a-side

4 come on Team

Come on Team

5 what's going on up frontWhat’s going on up front?

6 don't think we are drunkDon’t think we are drunk!

7 more than just Red, White and BlueMore than just Red, White and Blue

8 UnderplantingUnderplanting

9 Very fitting in 2014

Very fitting in 2014
10 Reminded of the Elephant's eyeReminded me of the Elphant’s Eye11 'Amazed' (directed by Sylvia, caption by Robert)‘Amazed’ (Directed by Sylvia – caption by Robert)

 12 DAvid sets the paceDavid sets the pace

13 Sylvia points the waySylvia points the way
14 Making a BeelineMaking a beeline

15 suitably undressedSuitably undressed16 Earnest exchangesEarnest Exchanges

17 Oh dearOh dear …..

18 A convenient propA convenient prop

19 Good place to stopA good place to stop

(Photos courtesy of Jenny)

Caroline’s Hankley Common walk 30 July 

1 jUST DOING A MINI rECCEJust doing a MINI recce

2 this must be one of the UPsThis must be one of the ‘UPs’

3 come on now - you can do itCome on now – you can do it

 

4 The hills are aliveThe Hills are alive…….

5 Look down there!Look down there!

6 Good shot!Good shot

7  ...but from which direction.....

But from which direction

8 A point of interest

A point of interest!

9 Good GuyA good guy

10 Back to baseBack to base

(photos courtesy of Jenny)

Helen’s Thursley Common walk, 29 July

(Photos courtest of Jenny)

1 Where it's at

Where it’s at

2 a very inviting walkA very inviting walk3 Not bored at allNot bored at all

 

4 A very pleasant place to be A very pleasant place to be

5 Managed to 'catch' one of the many LizardsManaged to ‘catch’ one of the many Lizards

6 lots of these too!And lots of these too

7 Where Fur met Feather

Where Fur met Feather?

8 Heath & HeatherHeath & Heather

9 Break Time - in their own spaceBreaktime in their own space

10 very Kaffe Fassett Very Kaffe Fassett

11 Rosebay Willow Herb

Rosebay Willow Herb ?

12 People & Pylons - well spacedPylons and people – all spaced out.

 13 Rural Lamp StandardRural Standard Lamp

 

14 Les & Ian in discussionLes and Ian putting the world to right

15 Inspecting Solitary Bee HolesInspecting solitary bee holes

16 Leading from the rear Leading from the rear

17  Foreign Visitors catered forForeign visitors catered for18 Reminds me of MonetReminds me of Monet

19 Took this by accident but love the colour combination Sandra!Took this by accident but love the colour combination Sandra!

20 Another 'dud' but I like the Hat Robert

 Another ‘dud’ but Robert looks like one cool Dude!

(Photos courtest of Jenny)

Anna’s Stedham walk, 22 July

I'm in charge hereI’m in charge here

2 It is not our blankets out to dry - it's USIt’s not our blankets out to dry, it is us!

3 A welcome sightA welcome sight

4 Sorry to catch you in mid mouthful SueSorry to catch you in mid mouthful Sue

5 A glimpse inside All Hallows WoolbedingA glimpse inside All Hallows, Woolbeding

6 A quiet cool cornerA quiet cool corner

7 Hallo - what have we hereHallo, what have we here?8 An ecclesiastical garden shed of course!An ecclesiastical garden shed of course!

9 Simply put and worth a pictureSimply put and worth a picture

Photos courtesy of Jenny

Bob’s IoW walk, 13th July

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Enroute to the Garlic Farm – worth a visit

image 2Garlic Farm l to r: Bob, Francoise, Patric, Sue, Audrey and Diana

image 3Wild birds looking at the wildflowers?

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image 5Which way?

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Looking towards Hampshire

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image 9 Not just garlic, wine too but watch out for dangerous Chickens.

image 10The squirrel leads the way.

image 11Even walkers need buses at times!  Hey, they all go to Ryde.

image 12We are here, where is the bus?

image 13 image 14Here’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 & 8

1 – 2 – 3 & 4 & 5 & 6 & 7 . . . .

Runners to the left, walkers to the right

Runners to the left, walkers to the right

 

Don't think that we are St Johns first concern

I don’t think that we are St Johns first concern

Hope there is a photo finish

Hope there is a photo finish

Well Done Monika, we made it

Well done Monika, we made it

Where are you

Where are you?

Sailors Memorial Stone

Sailors Memorial Stone

ERECTED
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

Skyline

Skyline

Technicals

Technicals

been there - done that

Been there – done that!

Photographs courtesy of Jenny Bray

Jenny’s Basingstoke Canal Walk 1st July

Do I hear bacon

Do I hear bacon?

Dogmersfield Park

Dogmersfield Park

I can't see the point of all this

I can’t see the point of all this

I must keep a close eye on my harem

I must keep a close eye on my harem

Look - lots of orchids!

Look – lots of orchids!

No I don't think you can thumb a lift diane

No I don’t think you can thumb a lift Diane

No longer frisky - famished

No longer frisky – famished

Not a breeze

Not a breeze

Ooh dear - what have we here

Ooh dear – what have we here

Playing 'statues' Syliva

Playing ‘statues’ Sylvia

Trailblazer
Trailblazer
Where is my mate
Where is my mate

Photographs courtesy of Jenny Bray

 Bob’s London walk 29th June along Thames Path and Grand Union Canal

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London walk 005 - Copy The first of many herons above, and below the second….London walk 014 - CopyOh and look another.

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Is this a group of ramblers afoot?
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A tufted duck

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Sue is still smiling

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Helen deep in concentrationLondon walk 047

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Egyptian Goose but now resident in the UK.

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Sculpture on the Grand Union Canal, outside the GSK building

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What’s this?  Another bridge?  l to r: Sue, Maureen, Helen (waving), Alison and Audrey.

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If you look very closely you can see a heron on one of the posts.

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Birmingham?  Not today thank you.

London walk 099Some of the flora along the way.

London walk 105 London walk 109Hanwell Flight – a set of six locks.

London walk 111Not for getting into the canal, but for getting out.  But no idea why anyone is in there in the first place.

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Howard locked to the spot!

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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!
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Rail, road and canal  – three bridges.  One of the last works by Isombard Kingdom Brunel.

London walk 133Part of Ealing Hospital – big fencing to keep people in!

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Ah time.  Baby Egyptian Goose.  Doesn’t mind the rain, its feet are wet already!

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One of the few roses that were still flowing in the Rose Garden, Kensington Park.

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Haiwaiian Goose – Kensington Park

 

Bob C’s walk 18th May

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Liphook Bob's Walk May 002Alison, Helen, Janet and Howard admiring the artwork

Liphook Bob's Walk May 005Artwork under the bridge which carries the A3 near Liphook.  But who is the artist?

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A perfect place for morning coffee.  L to R: Bob, Helen, Patric and Maureen

Liphook Bob's Walk May 010Howard and Janet found another fallen tree to sit on – all by Waggoners Wells

Liphook Bob's Walk May 011And what is this bush – it had us all foxed.

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Liphook Bob's Walk May 014A phone box with a real telephone in it!

Liphook Bob's Walk May 015Lunch is over, the beer is drunk, so on the road again.

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Liphook Bob's Walk May 021Tea stop for little ones?

Liphook Bob's Walk May 024Beautiful 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.

Avoid the horses! We start the walk by taking a footpath through the equestrian centre.

The sign of things to come, perhaps

The sign of things to come, perhaps.

The path  totally washed away by the river.  It should go to the left of the wire fence.  We had been warned!

The path goes to the left of the wire fence. We had been warned!

This is the path (or rather stream!) we should have come up.  Fortunately Bob found a way around.

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.  One
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.
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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.

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View of the top of the tower.  Bob in the centre wearing the white hat.

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What style is this?  Mock tudor with flat roof.

Leith Hill Bob Wilson 004Aaah.  That’s more like it.  Lovely garden, lovely house and pond, but not a duck to be seen.

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Anna’s Broxhead/Lindford walk, 8th April

(Photographs courtesy of Jenny)

Who goes thereWho goes there?

Stepping it outStepping it out.

Nightjar by dayNightjar by day

Out of playOut of Play.

One for each footThis is handy – one for each foot!

It's behind you!It’s BEHIND you!WelcomeWelcome!

New Found FriendNew found friend.

Mud Mud Glorious MudMud, Glorious Mud!

Point of InterestPoint of Interest

What a pretty churchWhat a pretty Church.

 

Jenny’s Walk ‘In and Out of Farnham Park’ 1st April!

(Photographs courtesy of Jenny)

It went straight down the drainAnd it went straight down the drain

Alan telling the taleAlan telling the tail.


Now hang on a minute DavidNow hang on a minute David!

Jenny’s walk from Farnham 4th March

Impromptu Lake

Impromptu Lake

Looking across to Waverley Abbey

Looking across to Waverley Abbey House

Seeing double

Seeing double

Collective concern ... for Canada Geese

Collective concern … for Canada Geese

A little bit of the Way

A little bit of the Wey – just by the way

Approaching High Mill House

Approaching High Mill House

Powerful stuff

Powerful stuff

Above photos courtesy of Jenny.

Janet’s walk from Radford Park on 2nd March

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Rhododendron

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And in close up….

Howard & Alison’s Walk From Goodwood, 23rd February

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Daffodils out already

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And who is Bill?

Sylvia’s Walk from Churt 12th January

Just getting our bearings

Just getting our bearings

A lovely day to be out

A lovely day to be out

Pity I haven't got a wood burner

Pity I haven’t got a wood burner

We want the little pond first

We want the little pond first

Not a joiner!

Not a joiner!

Down to the Little Pond

Down to the Little Pond

Big Pond from the King's Ridge

Big Pond from the King’s Ridge

One Response to Photo Gallery 2014

  1. Ingrid says:

    What beautiful countryside 🙂

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