Some fine weather, with a clear sky, encouraged 8 members and wives along for our walk around the pleasant Surrey countryside south of Betchworth. The going was good, generally dry under boot, with good views over the fields. The route is never far from the River Mole, and when we reached our farthest point at Rice Bridge, most of the company were surprised how narrow the river had become. Our return started by crossing a field of Oil-Seed Rape, which had become almost fully grown and head-height-at least some members now know what the crop really looks like. Having emerged, we had good views of the North Downs, we could see the white face of the hills behind the former Lime quarries at Betchworth, and the profile of Box Hill.
For lunch, we revived ourselves at the Dolphin, for the usual chat which rounded off the morning pleasantly.
Several members were unable to come but we look forward to seeing them on future events, and this invitation extends also to other members who might wish to give our group a try.
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