We decided to get out about about and get some exercise. My suggestion was to walk the first leg of the North Downs Way - a long-distance path that runs from Farnham to Dover and is 153 miles long.
We caught the train down to Farnham where my parents live; we decided not to drop in but, instead crack on from the station. We quickly met the River Wey which, at the very start of the walk, is little more than a ditch but soon expands to a stream.
We crossed a small tributary of the Wey with a cute folly in the shape of a bridge.
By half way through the walk the Wey looked like a proper river.
The route is gently undulating with no real ups and downs. In theory an easy navigate but I did miss one turning as you can see on the map.
A good part of this stage runs parallel to the Hogs Back along country lanes and through lovely deciduous woodland.
The last mile was a bit of a forced match to catch the train and avoid an hour's wait for the next. We made it with about 45 seconds to spare.
I am guessing that we will eventually do the complete walk.
Map courtesy of http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/north-downs-way
Watch this space...
This leg: 11 miles
Total so far: 11 miles