East Croydon to Caterham

Sun 3rd Jan 2010

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
17ml.
Start Time
9:30
Route
East Croydon stn

Lunch at Fickleshole. Ldr Peter Buchwald

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Walk Report

East Croydon to Caterham, Sunday 3rd January 2010
23 walkers, 17 miles - leader Peter Buchwald

We walked out along the Vanguard Way
As Croydon City was waking up in sun
Twenty-two brave men and women
Led by a sick man, coughing and wheezing.

We passed the water tower near the park
Climbed Croham Hurst with its suburban view
Crossed icy magical dark woodland places
Where some laggards were nearly left behind.

We lunched at the White bear in Fickleshole
Then set off again through country lanes
Passed Epicure's Garden where lunatics
May once have revelled in the country air.

We returned to a more genteel place
A neatly manicured golf course, a public school
Then up a hill along the North Downs Way
And back to Caterham in dark suburban streets

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