THE SOUTH DOWNS WAY: Cocking to Amberley

DAY 4 OF THE SOUTH DOWNS WAY : COCKING TO AMBERLEY   Today was a day of panoramic vistas and quintessential English cottages set against a background of constant historical references. The lovely T dropped me off back on the SDW above the village of Cocking and I took the climb up along Heyshott Down….

THE SOUTH DOWNS WAY: Burriton to Cocking Section

DAY 3 BURITON TO COCKING M Scott Peck in his book “Golf and the Spirit “ (currently being read by T) tells of a golfer who says “I’m not gonna play this hole anymore………… and she simply picks up her ball and walks on to the next hole”. A bad storm was forecast today with…

THE SOUTH DOWNS WAY: Exton to Buriton

Exton to Buriton:  Day 2 of Walking the South Downs Way The early morning mist was clearing over the River Meon as I set off from Exton for Day 2 of walking the South Downs Way.  The 13th Century Church of St Peter and St Paul, its entrance guarded by neatly clipped hedging, stood proud…

THE SOUTH DOWNS WAY: Winchester to Exton – Day One

WINCHESTER TO EXTON Day One of The South Downs Way The late summer sun shone through gaps in Persil white clouds; the market traders were busy setting up a cornucopia of consumables and the ruddy faced young lads from Winchester College were being dropped off for their rugby practice as I took my first steps…

THE SOUTH DOWNS WAY: WINCHESTER – The Adventure Begins

A year almost to the day after setting off from the Cathedral City of Winchester to walk the Pilgrims’ Way I returned to the City with a different adventure in mind – the 100 mile South Downs Way from Winchester to Eastbourne. The tombstone to the “Hampshire Grenadier” is still there;  the Cathedral is still…