GMT 7 – ‘tween Lingfield and Crowhurst

By: snowgood

Feb 08 2020

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Category: Life, Surrey, Walking

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Nine more miles today as Richard and I headed north out of Lingfield, often in the general direction of Oxted.

We had some hilarious moments in the mud, somehow getting through the afternoon without falling over and getting plastered.

As per usual on any Greenwich Meridian Trail walk the signage was often missing, and sometimes confusing.

Not that it really mattered, we had a great time chatting about life, family, work, discipline, potholes, traffic, and holidays.

A  few good birds showed up too.

Little Egrets, Mallard, Great Tit, Blue Tit, House Sparrow, Fieldfare, Redwing, Chaffinch, Red Legged Partridge, Black Headed Gull, Collared Dove, Feral Pigeons, Wood Pigeon, Starling, Blackbird, Buzzard, and a fabulously sinister Sparrowhawk showing well in the low winter sun.

Weirdly we somehow failed to register a single Pheasant.

Architecturally this is a fabulous part of England, we went in Lingfield Church and the Library looked fantastic but didn’t pop inside.

Pretty much the whole time we were out on our own, seemingly miles from anywhere.  Our main company was the rattle of trains.

We crossed an East-West route that was totally silent due to engineering work.

 

 

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