Sat 4th January Wimbledon to Putney Heath

Twenty-six Poly Ramblers assembled at Wimbledon Station having overcome a number of problems with train cancellations. Our walk took us on a zigzag route through Wimbledon and on to Wimbledon Common. We wandered across the common following a fenced path until we reached woodland. We clambered over logs and skirted around some very muddy patches before reaching Warren Farm. After a further walk through woodland we progressed along the bank of the fast-flowing Beverley Brook. We followed the Capital rings signs descending to Queensmere, one of nine ponds on Wimbledon common. We finally reached our lunchtime stop the Windmill cafe situated next to the Windmill museum. The building dates from 1817 and was created to serve local people who were still growing their own wheat. In 1864 the mill ceased working and was converted into family accommodation. After refreshments we walked across Putney Heath crossing the A3 Kingston road reaching Roehampton Village, before following Telegraph Road to the now defunct Telegraph Pub. Somehow on route we managed to lose two of our Ramblers who luckily joined up with us towards the end of the walk. We finished a relaxing ramble by a drink or two at the Green Man Pub on Putney Hill.