It was a dull damp start to the da y as we met at Maulden Church, the first rain for ages having just eased off, which put a few people off . The eight of us were determined to make the most of it: the sun came out, the paths were dry and we quickly fell into conversation as we walked out of Maulden.
We passed Clayhill Cottage: a tiny thatched building in the middle of the woods that was rumoured to have sold for an astronomical sum, then edged the fields to King’s Wood where we had our coffee break. It was 11.45, and a range of food was consumed, from nothing, to the inevitable bananas to full sandwiches!
More rain was forecast but instead the sun came out and I regretted not bringing my sunglasses. We were back at the cars by 12.30, almost in time for the football match on T.V.!
|Track of walk, walked in anti-clockwise direction