27th March 2016: Guildford to St Martha’s Chapel

Annie, Jonathan, Miriam, Pam and possible new member Jean.  Sadly Hugh mistook the train time so missed us.

The weather was kinder than predicted – only a few showers and lots of sun, with dramatic skies – and this was a really lovely 6-7 mile walk from Guildford, starting out along the river and then up onto the ridgeway which leads back to Gomshall eventually. We walked through woods, saw some early bluebells, and had amazing views to the south, often following the  North Downs Way but also using myriad other paths through ‘the Chantries’.  Our destination was the originally 12th century St Martha’s Chapel, high up on the top, where we had lunch in the churchyard and then made our way back by a different route and had tea/cake/beer/crisps, depending on taste,  in the garden of a pub before the train home.

And ‘in all my years in Red Rope’ I have never done this walk before – it was great, with the usual interesting company.  Pam

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