Saturday 25 June: Milford to Godalming

This was nearly the perfect walk – beautiful countryside, three refreshment stops &, apart from an hour after lunch, lovely weather. After an hour we stopped for a drink at the Merry Harriers at Hambledon, then we continued through pleasantly undulating woodland to the White Horse at Hascombe where there was a classic village green with large pond for the sandwich-eaters & a wonderfully decorated church. After the lunch stop we were a little moistened but we made it to Winkworth Arboretum where some of us -well, Harriet & Irene – indulged in a National Trust ice cream & the weather cleared to give us a lovely afternoon. The rest of the walk was through light woodland & summer fields with grazing rabbits, all very peaceful, & the only thing to mar the perfection was a wedding at the canal café just before Godalming so we missed making this a Four refreshment stop walk. We coped maturely with the disappointment & continued along beside the canal to Godalming. Everyone except Sunita & Harriet took the first train but we went into town & found an excellent café so for us it was the perfect Four refreshment stop walk.