THE SOUTH DOWNS WAY: Kingston-near-Lewes to Alfriston

DAY EIGHT   Kingston near Lewes to Alfriston A misty and dreary morning accompanied my trek back on to the SDW from Kingston near Lewes. The first hour of walking was hard and miserable. Even when I had ascended to the ridge  the views did not raise my spirits. However, just after dropping back into the…

THE SOUTH DOWNS WAY: Pycombe to Kingston-Near-Lewes

A longer walk along the South Downs Way awaited today.  With the tune from  the old 1953 film “Genevieve” playing in my head I set off from the  village of Pycombe.  Although surrounded by main roads this pretty village swaddled like a babe protected by the kindly looking Downs still retains charm.  The stretch of road which…

YOUNGER THAN SPRINGTIME – Circular Walk from Toddington

NEW:  “Bloom Where you are Planted” – an Index of Posts of walks in and around the village of Harlington has now been added.  Please click here.  Last December “The Times” featured “A Good Walk – Eversholt and Toddington Park, Beds”.  Using Christopher Somerville’s route as a starting point for this local walk and particularly…

The Ridgeway – Day Five: Watlington to Princes Risborough

  DAY FIVE – THE RIDGEWAY Sometimes when out walking, as in day five of walking  the Ridgeway National Trail from Watlington to Princes Risborough, I just plod.  This relatively short day held nothing particularly physically demanding and nothing mentally challenging.  I had by now settled into an easy rhythm of walking each day and…

The Ridgeway – Day Three

The Ridgeway Day Three – Wantage to Goring and Streatley   Well-rested after Day Two of Walking the Ridgeway and well-satiated by a filling breakfast and with lovely memories to treasure I re-packed my rucksack and set off in the early morning mist from The Court Hill Centre to begin Day Three of my Ridgeway…