Choir walking group

Walkers set distance record  

The choir walkers set a new distance record on a circular walk from Caterham on 10 February 2016.   The group's record now stands at 6.1 miles, the longest of thirty walks since its first outing four years ago.

Crisp and clear above Caterham

 

WARLINGHAM WALKERS SURVIVE

The hard-core choir walkers completed another successful outing on Monday 11 January (2016), this time without incurring any serious injuries.   The walk started at the White Lion in Warlingham and soon encountered boggy ground, the result of heavy rainfall during the previous week.

Walkers pose on Nore Hill summit

WINTER SOLSTICE WALK

The walking group had a challenging outing on 21 December – the winter solstice and the shortest day of the year.  Eight members set out from Godstone Green at 11 a.m. and were provided with illuminating details of the key sights en route by navigator Dave Bannister  In Godstone’s Church Town we saw the church restored by Victorian architect Sir George Gilbert Scott, together with the beautiful almshouses and chapel  built to his design next door.

 

Winter walk midway between Godstone and Bletchingley

 

THREE AUTUMN WALKS

The choir walking group has been busy over the past two months, notching three walks in quick succession.   On 30 September eleven walkers set off from the Inn on the Pond in Nutfield in glorious sunshine and passed Spynes Mere lake and the gatehouse to Bletchingley Palace, the home of Anne of Cleves.  Then came the magnificent early Tudor Brewer Street farmhouse followed by the half-time stop at the Red Lion on the Bletchingley ridge.

September sunshine near Nutfield (Photo: Michael Pardon)

 

TWO MORE WALKS....AND A SING

The walking group has undertaken two outings in quick succession in past weeks.  On 17 August ten walkers enjoyed balmy weather on a five-mile circuit from the White Bear at Fickleshole.   They stopped at the Harrow in Farleight en route and also inspected the church of St Mary the Virgin - venue for the wedding of the daughter of choir stalwart Dick Diplock. 

The August 17 walkers pause for a breather

 

WALKERS GO RACING AT EPSOM

Big sky at Epsom

The choir walkers enjoyed an outing to the races on 28 July.  Their excursion started and finished at Tattenham Corner and included a wide sweep of the Epsom race course and downs.  The brisk five-and-a-half mile circuit also took in farmland and two stops in Walton-on-the Hill – the first at the Fox and Hounds, the second at Walton’s famed ice-cream parlour.  Nine walkers took part, together with social member Ted Mouat.  The walkers posed for a shot by the Epsom winning post, with tenor Rob Newall judged to have won by a nose.

 

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