An 'Effingham' good walk!

Sat 19th Nov 2016

Walk Details:

Event Details Updated
Updated 25/9 with note on dogs: * DOGS will only be allowed on this walk by prior agreement with the leader and must be kept on a lead the whole time. Updated 12/11 with note on lunch: * Lunch will be at The Old Barn, Bocketts Farm
Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
19ml.
Start Time
09.15
Route
Meet Effingham Junction station (Waterloo 08.33)

19 miles on the commons and foothills of the Downs

General Notes
Lunch will be at The Old Barn, Bocketts Farm. Explorer 146 DOGS will only be allowed on this walk by prior agreement with the leader and must be kept on a lead the whole time.
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Walk Report

An 'Effingham' Good Walk, Saturday 19th November 2016
12 walkers, 18.5 miles - leader Jerome Ripp
A perfect autumn day, some sunshine, clear and cold, warm as you walked and the most beautiful autumnal colours on the trees. Straight from the station onto a footpath and open common and it was an hour before we came to tarmac and 2 hours before the first stile. However we did encounter a whole range of bizarre stiles subsequently; non-existent, broken, half eaten by horses, slippery, and one of exceptional height which required a perilous descent.
South on the Horsley trail, to foothills of the Downs and then a great loop to the north east to pass below Polesden Lacey and our lunch stop at the Old Barn at Bocketts Farm. Despite the crowds which the fine weather had brought out, food came quickly and we were away in under 40 minutes. A quieter section through the outskirts of Leatherhead, and farmland with some frisky horses before the final section in Great Bookham Common with several loops, finishing just as the sun went down. Photos by Bola Baruwa
Peter Russell comments on two of the photographs: "Bottom left is an unlabelled Burdizzo clamp castrator that crushes the scrotum just above the testes. The testes become starved of blood and shrivel up. On the right it is a bull, not bulb, ring nose piercer.
I used both about 50 years ago."
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