Saturday, 2 October 2010

South Downs Way

Upper Beeding → Washington

chanctonbury.png Distance: 6.67 miles
Ascent: 164 metres
Duration: 2 hours 25 minutes

A gap in the weather
« Not walked | Not walked »

This long weekend of walking isn't going to plan. Still, we managed to get out again today even if it was only to complete the section of walking we had hoped to do yesterday.

It was lovely having Mum walk with us (and provide transport!). We parked beside the recreation ground in Washington and took the bus to a point about a mile north of our staring point.

A flimsy looking camping toilet had been erected in the lay-by where we joined the path, and for the rest of the morning we passed its potential customers: Scouts who - with the help of the Sussex Downsmen - were attempting to walk up to eighty miles of the Way in a twenty-four hour period. After just two hours we were ready to stop as the rain came in again; it'd be a tough Scout who decides to continue walking into the night.

The rain didn't stop a secondary activity though. On the way back to the car a bush heavy with sloes was too good an opportunity to miss so the empty sandwich bags were soon filled with fruit which may find its way somehow into a bottle of gin.

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