The weather forecast for Tuesday is beautiful and the flowers should be too.
Peter has volunteered to lead a leisurely walk to enjoy some bluebells, selfheal, cowslips, violets, celandines, etc., solitary bees and bumblebees, brimstones and the other overwintering butterflies and moths. No orchid flowers yet although one might find some orchid leaves as rosettes. Migrant birds are here now too: perhaps a wheatear or two…Continue
With regret I am cancelling this Thursday's walk.
There is a Met Office Yellow Warning for heavy rain for Thursday through Saturday. As the fields and paths are already waterlogged off the South Downs Way and travel there may be disrupted owing to flooding I have decided to cancel.
It looks like we will enjoy a break from the rain on Thursday with some welcome sunshine, but who knows. Having walked the route on Sunday after a day of rain, the ground was starting to turn muddy with a few standing puddles. To try and avoid slippery slopes I have decided to reverse the walk which means a couple of steep inclines around the third quarter of the route, but you will enjoy a downhill finish. Hiking poles are recommended.
As the Frankland Arms, Washington is now closed…Continue