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Summer Stroll

Ten intrepid walkers met at Dockenfield on a glorious summer's evening to enjoy a two-hour walk in the beautiful Surrey countryside. Their route took in shady woodland (welcome on such a hot evening), open fields (with magnificent views over rolling fields with dotted oast houses), purple heathland (where the scent of the heather was so powerful they could almost taste it), lakeside paths (where they watched the grebes diving) and riverside tracks (with fish surfacing lazily for flies).
On the way, they learned about the legend of Mother Ludlum's cauldron ( — and the more prosaic reason why there's a cauldron in the church at Frensham!), discovered that Frensham Great Pond was created to provide fish for the Bishop of Winchester ( — as well as being the place where the world's first seaplane was tested!), and were told about the Archimedes Screw installed in 2012 to provide hydro power for the residents of Frensham Mill.
After their pleasant walk, they arrived back at The Bluebell at Batts Corner, where two more people joined them for enjoyable conversation over a pleasant meal.
The next seasonal walk will take place on the morning of Tuesday 4th October

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