Woldingham valley walk

Woldingham valley walk

Mist and mellow fruitfulness

Autumn is upon us. The clocks have gone back, the weather is definitely a bit colder and Christmas trees are going up in the shops. TIme to get away from the settee and the relentless football schedule and go for a walk through Surrey's woodlands. 

We set off on a 6-mile walk through Woldingham Valley on this rather lovely trail set out for us by the Woodland Trust.

It was rather muddy in places and lots of people were on the same paths as us at the beginning – but once we looped around Woldingham School and climbed up to Hanging Wood, we were on our own (apart from the pigs, cows, horses, goats and sheep we met along the way!)

It was a proper cheek-brightening tramp through the woods, over stiles and down lanes until we had the most soaring views over the Surrey countryside, all the way to the South Downs. We headed home for a roast dinner and a glass of wine with knackered legs, muddy boots and the thrill of being chased by a wild pig.