Monthly Archives: August 2013

18 August 2013: Farthing Down, Happy Valley and Chaldon

Dermot organised this circular walk from Coulsdon South station, starting and finishing on Farthing Down with its spectacular view towards central London. We dropped down into Happy Valley then headed south, making for the crest of the North Downs with … Continue reading

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11 August 2013: Otford, Shoreham, Eynsford

Five of us plus Woody walked a beautiful route from Otford to Eynsford via the furthest reaches of the solar system. We had seen the model of the planets and sun in a playing field at Otford before but this … Continue reading

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9 August 2013: Sophocles at the Scoop

Four of us met up on a pleasant evening at the Scoop beside City Hall to see two plays adapted from Sophocles. We ate our suppers overlooking the river and were treated to the sight of Tower Bridge opening to … Continue reading

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4 August 2013: Nonsuch Park and the Hogsmill River

We had perfect walking weather, warm with a gentle breeze, for this easy walk from Ewell West to Nonsuch Mansion, built in the 18th century and refurbished recently, where we stopped for lunch. We then walked through the grassy expanses … Continue reading

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28 July to 11 August 2013: Hiking and scrambling in the Dolomites

This fortnight trip to Italy involved only Dermot and Humphrey from London, but we met up with members from other regions. After much investigation of how best to get to the South Tirol, we flew to Innsbruck then took the … Continue reading

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28 July 2013: Robertsbridge to Bodiam Castle

Don, Helen, Woody and I set off from Robertsbridge, a 13th century market town, to walk through lanes, fields and woods in this hop-growing area on a warm sunny day. Soon we passed through the churchyard in the village of Salehurst, … Continue reading

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