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Choir walking group

Choir walking group

Choir members take part in informal local walks once every 3-4 weeks.  These are mostly circular walks of 5-6 miles with a mid-walk refreshment stop, following a route proposed by a group navigator.  During British Summer Time they usually start at 2.30pm and finish around six, with a meal at the start/finish pub to follow.  When the clocks revert to GMT, the walks start progressively earlier, starting around midday or 12.30 during the winter.  All choir members are welcome to take part, and they are welcome to invite guests too.   Please note that members and guests take part in the walks as individuals, and so take full personal responsibility for their own safety.

Mishap in the mud

Ten choir walkers left the White Lion in Warlingham in inauspicious conditions for the first walk of the New Year on January 27 2020, sodden underfoot and with a threatening forecast. The first mud was encountered while tramping through Blanchman's Farm Nature Reserve onto Bug Hill and then across Woldingham Golf Course.  The group burst into song as it passed under the Oxted Railway line with a rendition of My Lord.

Inauspicious conditions near the start of the walk

Wet wet wet for solstice walk

A hardy band from the choir walking group endured a sodden start to their winter solstice walk today, 20 December.  Not long after leaving the Wattenden Arms in Kenley, the eight walkers encountered this mini-lake which required them to walk  around it or (in Banner's case) over it.  

Banners shows the way  (photo John Parker)

Mud, mud, inglorious mud

A forecast of persistent drizzle did not discourage twelve walkers from gathering at the Bletchingley Arms on November 29 for a late autumn tramp. The group set off southwards and within a few minutes John Parker fell victim to the muddy path, though suffering only a loss of dignity and a covering of slime.

Valiant walkers negotiate the mud

A surprise at the Surprise

Twelve walkers set off from the Golden Ark, a cosy micropub on Selsdon's high street, on November 4.  We crossed the main road and entered Littleheath Woods, whereupon Roger Lee and his partner Faith called Dave the Navigator to say they had just arrived at the pub.  Techie Dave sent them GPS locations and they caught up with the main party as it entered Bramley Bank.

By Heathfield Pond 

A tale of two sunsets

Nine walkers assembled at the Fox on Coulsdon Common on 16 October, a venue which happily suited the morning environmental activities of Dave our Navigator.  Upon leaving the Fox, we negotiated slippery grass and steps across the wonderful Happy Valley, and up a muddy track onto Leazes Lane. A narrow path traversed the Surrey National Golf Course before emerging onto the busy Rook Lane.  

 

 

The nine plus Ted at Harrow halfway point

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