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Day 11: Guildford to Mytchett

Fast walking and great progress through unbeaten paths, smothered with nettles and brambles, a symbol of shame of the local authority. No other walkers. The afternoon’s walk was the length of the Wey river, peaceful and lovely with Moses swimming for sticks. Then we skirted Aldershot and walked close to RMA Sandhurst where recently I …

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Day 10: Wotton to Guildford

Another vast switchback walk mainly over  styles through National Trust woodland,  skirting the railway line towards Gomshall; then through Sheer, passing numerous red stone “Pillboxes” from WW2, used apparently by the likes of Captain Mainwaring of Dad’s army, hastily designed in 1940 to frighten away the Germans when they invaded.  Magnificent views and easy going. …

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Day 9: Charlwood to Wotton

We walked fast for seven miles through far from the madding crowd woodland, quiet and peaceful and to our surprise no small birds were singing. Some of the woodland was awash with baby pheasants, to the torment of Moses, who very much wanted to kill them all! We powered along, probably up to three miles …

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Day 8: Rest Day

A thankful day off from walking. It isn’t too hard, walking 12 miles in a day. The complication and frustrations arise from finding the way across blocked paths and tracks that haven’t been used for years; and then there are sudden and unmarked divisions in the paths with an occasional and often indistinct indication as …

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Day 7: East Grinstead to Charlwood

We pass hundreds of villas, many sporting new cars worth around £60k each. It amazes me that people can be persuaded to spend that sort of money on a car that is destined to depreciate by thousands each year. It’s all about vanity, of course. An MP from long ago told me: ”The only sort of …

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Day 6: Groombridge to East Grinstead

General Jane Powering along ancient rail tracks into East Grinstead with General Jane leading the way. I have long discovered that the simplest way for me to walk in harmony with Jane is to do exactly what she commands me to do. There is little point arguing with high command especially when she has the …

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Day 5: Hook Green to Groombridge

Another matchless day:  fast walking through fields of hops and vines towards Tunbridge; the only hazards are long slow hills that seem never to stop but gently wind towards the unforgiving sky. All we can do is plod one foot at a time and  gently curse as we go. I have been right round the …

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Day 4: Sissinghurst to Hook Green

Off to another early walk with Cromwell’s prayer:“Please God  this day remember me even if I forget thee,”a prayer I have to say rather often these days! The B-Word Momentum is doing all its can to create vast civil unrest for it assesses that the more the chaos, the higher the chances of a Corbyn …

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Day 3: Bethersden to Sissinghurst

A beautiful walk to Sissinghurst and miles through Hemsted Wood, where,  dappled and mysterious, you would expect to see Robin Hood fighting with the Sheriff of Nottingham at any time. Then, last, ”Rogers wood” where the missing apostrophe jars with me. Scots Free? I hear that Ruth Davison has resigned from the leadership of the …

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Day 2: Wye to Bethersden

Low humidity and clear skies: one of those peerless days when you are conscious that it is great to be alive. Feeling Alive The late Jim Slater once said that if you are over seventy and you wake up without hurting somewhere, it means you are dead! That said, resolutely walking through aches and pains …

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