When we take a walk, it’s a time to think our own thoughts, breathe deeply and be at one with nature.
The journey, be it long or short, is good for mind and body. Where we walk is important too, and with whom. A winter walk has a beauty and excitement all of its own; the crisp crunch of footsteps on a frosty winter’s day, the bark of a dog and small children laughing, a misty morning, all for free, right on our doorstep and if you are lucky you may catch a glimpse of the winter sun.
A winter walk over the Christmas holiday period brings families and communities together. Why not try it?
All welcome to guided, free, sociable, HDC walks led by trained volunteers; no need to book, just turn-up at the start point. A booklet containing over 250 walks is available from the Walks
Co-ordinator on 07720 714306 or online at www.horshamhealthwalks. co.uk. Beginners are recommended to contact the Walk Leader to discuss suitability. All walks can be wet and muddy in places. Forthcoming walks in the Cranleigh magazine distribution area and neighbouring areas are as follows:-
Thu 8 December 10:00am: Leith Hill – Coldharbour. A 5 mile circular walk on woodland tracks with some inclines passing the highest point in the South East. Superb views. Meet at Starveall Corner car park on the Leith Hill to Abinger Common road TQ 131432. 2 ½ hours. Leader: Geoff 01403 258180
Wed 14 December 10:00am: Rudgwick Brickworks. Meet in the “The Milk Churn”, Rudgwick Brickworks, Lynwick Street, RH12 3DH. From Horsham, take the A281, turn right at the Fox
Inn, into Lynwick Street, then one mile on left, just over the bridge. A 4/5 mile walk, taking 2 hours, taking in the Downs Link and surrounding countryside. Can be muddy in places. Leader: Keith 01403 823436