7 July 2013: Balcombe and Wakehurst Place

A perfect day – the weather, the walk and the company.  We walked from Balcombe across meadows, through shady woods, across streams, into Wakehurst  Gardens for tea and cake (and a little light shopping/browsing for some of us in the twee National Trust shop).  It was hot and sunny, and Angela, Pauline, Sarah, Fran, Pam, Carolyn, Joanna, Jonathan and Humphrey  had lots of interesting conservations as usual.  Sadly Don and Polly missed the train as Victoria station was heaving and it was impossible to get a ticket in time, but Polly  joined us in the pub at the end, just before the great tennis triumph.

balcombe_lakeThree of us had a lovely cooling swim in Balcombe lake, before strolling past the traditional sight of a cricket match on the green. Thanks Angela for perfectly navigating a lovely walk.



About Humphrey Southall

Director, Great Britain Historical GIS; Reader in Geography, University of Portsmouth
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