The South Downs (Linear)

Sat 29th Oct 2016

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Southern England
Local Group
Start Time
Meet Polegate station (Victoria 08.17 / Clap Jct 08.23 / E Croydon 08.32). Finish Glynde station (Hourly trains to Victoria via Brighton)

Polegate to Glynde with lunch midway

General Notes
Lunch most likely at the Cricketers in Berwick

Entry Details:


Walk Report

The South Downs: Polegate to Glynde, Saturday 29th October 2016
9 walkers, 17 miles - leader Peter Buchwald
We walked uphill into the clouds
The damp nimbus impregnating our clothes
With freezing water and drizzle
In our own private world of mists.

The air then cleared and left a view
A crimson band above the azure sea
Cosy hamlets nestling at our feet
Under the distant glooming clouds.

In the cold and foggy cloudscape
We talked about our little lives
Remembered conviviality long gone
We rejoiced in the distant sea
The golden sunset the low skyline
Fields blanketed in evening mist.


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