With the temperature in the upper 20s and a record number of Molesiders enjoying the experience our June Walk took us to territory new to a great many of us – and it couldn’t have been looking better.
18 of us gathered at the New Inn alongside the Wey Navigation at Cartbridge and set off under the guidance of Brian Manners along the south bank of the canal that has to have been part of the inspiration for the golden age of waterways like this that transformed business and industry in Enland 100 years later.
At Triggs Lock we took to the water meadows sharing the company of cows clearly very happy to allow well behaved visitors like us to cross the route towards Fell Hill and Send Grove.
And in the farmyard by the old parish church, with the temperature still going up, we took the first of several opportunities to catch our breath and take refreshment before heading the short distance due north towards the present day community of Send. And here we found several reminders that we were close by a commercial water way whose channels and neighbouring rivulets we criss crossed on several occasions.
Brian had promised us just 2 stiles on our route and, though he’d never mentioned the steepish steps that came with some of the footbridges we encountered, everybody managed all the challenges of what turned out to be the longest walk the club’s undertaken for some time.
Safely returned to our RV point an excellent selection of lunches was delivered to our largest Walking Group for some time. It was certainly appreciated by all of us who’d taken to our magnificent Surrey countryside on such a memorable summer’s day.
Our thanks to Brian and Rosemary for making it all possible.
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