Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Vanguard Way 1 - East Croydon to Oxted

Jane Rosoux writes:
"I attach photographs taken on last Sunday's walk from East Croydon to Oxted led by Henriette Van Zaelen.

"There were 11 in the party and the weather was good.

[Henriette is front right, with blue cap].

"Most of the route followed the Vanguard Way and we stopped for lunch at 'The Bull' pub, Chelsham. As we continued southward and left London behind the scenery became more rural and soon we were on the the North Downs escarpment with the M25 below us and Oxted beyond.

"Rather than follow the Vanguard Way east from this point and then have to double back to Oxted Station, Henriette led us along short stretches of the North Downs Way and Greensand Way to the outskirts of Oxted.

"At that point we had covered 12.5 miles.

From there most of the party headed straight to the station, a further mile or so, whilst two of us retraced our steps to the North Downs Way and then followed an attractive 7-mile route via Marden Park to Caterham Station."

Many thanks to Jane for the report and photos.

Finally, Jane has sent a photo of an unusual bird she spotted on the walk....

Any identifications will be warmly welcomed!


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