Sunday, 26 May 2013

Walk From Box Hill

Today was a lovely day, sunny and bright and  er, well, warm. We drove to Box Hill and walked a circuit of 11 miles, mostly in woodland, with a few steep climbs.

We started at the Box hill trig point:

We walked down to the River Mole and crossed over on stepping stones. The river was quite high because of all the rain we have had, so was running quite fast, as you can see.

As we walked through the woods we saw lots of these lovely white flowers. I don't know what they are!

And though the trees a patch of sunlight with bluebells.

This bridge carried a railway over the track.

 Then we reached Ranmore, with a church with a lovely octagonal tower.

And even more bluebells on Ranmore Common:

Fronds of bracken uncurling:

 We stopped for a picnic lunch at Tanners Hatch Youth Hostel, where there was a nice log to sit on.
Further on there was another bridge over the track, this one had a stone badge on it of an arm holding an axe. Stronginthearm perhaps?

These flowers look like rape but they were actually buttercups!
 This horse was very friendly and liked having his photo taken, here with Braveheart.
 More stunning views as we walked on round
 This little dragon was perched on the roof of a house in Mickleham

Another church, also in Mickleham, this time with a round tower.

The last part of the walk was mainly uphill, which was quite demanding after 9 miles, but we made it!

1 comment:

kathryn said...

What a lovely walk WP! And I think your white flowers might be wild garlic.