Witley to Haslemere

Sat 9th Oct 2010

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Southern England
Local Group
Start Time
Witley stn

Depart London Waterloo 9.15. The route will be via Witley Common and Ockley Common in the morning. Lunch probably at the Old Mill pub in Elstead. Via Thursley and Devil's Punch Bowl to Haslemere in the afternoon. Ldr: Peter Buchwald


Entry Details:


Walk Report

Witley to Haslemere, Saturday 9th October 2010
22 walkers, 18 miles - leader Peter Buchwald

We walked along suburban streets
Through Witley village, past a church
Forded a babbling brook into heathland
Dressed in its autumn golds and reds.

Watched comical ducks at Elstead Mill
Crossed an ancient bridge over a river
Reaching mysterious swamps and woods
To the God of Thunder's former home.

Skirted round the Devil's Punchbowl
Shrouded in swirling liquid mists
And in the woods a haunted place
Where three villains once were hanged.

We passed an old forgotten temple
A pub closed in the sleepy afternoon
Strode across green meadows and open fields
To the vibrant life of Haslemere town.


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