I have been walking
this walk for years now and getting to know it more and more. Belts of green giving us such space for contemplation
and to enjoy. It is the stuff of fairytales and inspiration – J.M.Barrie wrote Peter
Pan whilst living close by and George Meredith penned his poem The Lark Ascending from which his near neighbour Vaughan Williams
was inspired to compose The Lark Ascending. And Zandra Rhodes with all her brightly designed clothes
was born close by too. You may well know the area and the fact that it goes through Areas of Outstanding
natural beauty - although it is in commuter belt, your constant companions are most likely to be trees
and open fields.
through mud I hear you say? Yes, there is mud even at the top of the hills now so take good boots
and sticks. Still a great day out. Walk from a castle to a church
or from a church to a sit of special scientific interest – there are so many historic spots along the way.
History while we walk.”