Walking the North Downs Way [part one]
Stage 1, Farnham to Guildford
(Photos/words © urban75, Saturday 12th February, 2011)
The urban75 walking club heads out of London for a wintry weekend walk.
The walk was fairly easy - around ten miles in length - and with both the start and end points being connected by rail, it's a good distance for a weekend stroll.
Here's some photos from the trip:
Arriving at Farnham station (via a handy direct train from London Waterloo).
Some of the hardy walking crew.
Bench inscribed with the legend, 'North Downs Way National Trail, 153 miles to Dover.'
Alpacas checking us out.
Having a quick snack by Binton Woods on the Hampton Estate.
It was lovely walking through such a wide open landscape.
Curious 'door' in a tree.
Trinkets left by the 'door.'
A stop off at the Good Intent Pub, Puttenham, Surrey.
St John the Baptist Church in Puttenham. Built in several stages, the oldest section dates back to late Saxon, with the Norman pillars being added in 1160.
Puttenham village sign.
A professional car parking space.
Walking past the golf course.
Christian cross above a bridge.
We stopped off at the Tea Shop at Watts Gallery for a delicious cream tea. Oh yes!
Checking out the local flora and fauna.
Heading into Guildford.
Loseley Estate nature reserve.
Free range children!
Restored canal lock in Guildford.
Close to the River Wey can be seen this tribute to Lewis Carrol who spent his last years at Guildford.
Canal view. Guildford.
Guildford Hugh Street.
The 14th century Guildhall, sporting its famous 1683 projecting clock.
Standing at the top of Guildford High Street is this statue of Archbishop George Abbot.
Checking into our hotel before hitting the local pubs.
Look out Guildford!
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