The walk was well subscribed – seventeen members plus Daisy (the spaniel) showed up at West Harrow station. We set off to West Harrow Park just after 11am in weather that seemed promising. The Park cafe was a welcome comfort and refreshment stop as facilities at the Station were closed!  From the Park we headed up Whitmore Road viewing the distant church spire of our destination Harrow on the Hill. The steep ascent began on Roxborough Park, Sarah pointing out an impressive house she used to live in.
We had a few facts and figures and photographs were taken at the viewpoint and then we explored around St Mary’s Church. We proceeded in the steps of many a famous Harrovian taking in the main school buildings and spotting the boys boarding houses.
The Hill always seems strange when boys are on holiday.
We walked as far as The Green and what was in yesteryear Harrow Town.
It was then time to proceed to The Castle Pub to have refreshments on their outdoor terrace. Fortunately our long table was under a canopy which protected us from a heavy downpour, ensuring we didn’t have to eat soggy chips!
Some members decided to leave after the weather brightened. The rest of us stayed a bit longer then made our way down Grove Hill back to Harrow on the Hill Station.
An enjoyable walk with good company and even Daisy wagged her tail a lot which I think was a good sign.
Ros and Dolly