For the second Club outing of a weather-blessed Easter weekend, seventeen ramblers alighted at Christs Hospital station for a sunny walk through bucolic Sussex countryside. First we entered a sylvan glade with the nascent River Arun running through it and ubiquitous wild garlic. Fields of bluebells then followed before we reached the old Shoreham to Guildford railway line, now a foot & cycle path called the Downs Link. Fringed with dandelions in places and with views of the Low Weald, this took us to the old station house at Slinfold where we walked into the village and stopped at the Red Lyon pub for lunch. Feeling refreshed, we headed back to Christs Hospital via a different but no less attractive route. Unfortunately the leader had not done a walkover for this section and we went astray at one point. A forced march followed to try to catch our hourly train but luck was not with us so a prolonged wait on the platform was necessary. Distribution of mini-easter eggs by the leader alleviated the glum faces to some extent but he was not entirely forgiven!


Many thanks to Ida for the photos lovely photos.