When the girls were small they called this part of the woods The Wild Woods as opposed to the bit adjacent to our house.
The walk takes you down the slope to what used to be a lake on the left but now silted up and just a culvert. The new growth is such a lovely delicate green. There were lots of wild flower plants many blue bells coming up and one or two in flower. Primroses on the far side and violets, of course Beth had to sit where I was trying to take a photo of the violets.
Eventually the woods come to a halt by a railway cutting where the girls liked to stand on the five barred gate looking for trains. On the way back you can take a footpath into Clandon Park and walk and walk. Not today though this was quite far enough for my Lyme legs.
I had to take a photo of an old oak that the girls used to call the Listening Tree. It was sad to see how badly damaged it is these days, so many of the Oak trees around these woods seem to be suffering. In fact I was surprised to see how many trees were down or part down as it is a while since I have managed this walk.
Well I hope you enjoy the walk we did inspite of the drizzle.
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