East of Rogate

  • Date: 19 June 2024
  • Walk Leader: Michael Moore
  • Distance: 6.2 miles

Lucky Thirteen east of Rogate

Thirteen ramblers enjoyed a short, varied walk through 6.2 miles of the area just east of Rogate. The weather grew brighter and warmer as the walk progressed. The route was remarkably free of mud for once and the one stop scheduled took place at Combe Pond. There were large patches of water lilies on its surface. We were able to use the areas of the bank reserved for anglers for our lunch stop. The only anglers we met had just caught a large fish and were preparing to put it back into the water.

After New Barn Farm, we went on to Trotton Marsh then a road-walk up the hill to Borden Corner. The route southward, via Cumbers Lane, was rather overgrown so the secateurs came in useful. However, even two pairs of those could not remove a medium-sized tree which had fallen across the pathway. This must have happened recently because the leaves were still green. The rest of the route going South was very overgrown but we arrived at last at the A272, which we crossed and walked along a section of the old A272 which is the access road to St Peter’s Church. After a ‘photo-call’, we continued northward, passing some sad-looking lupins. We re-crossed the main road and reached our cars.

I would like to thank everyone for their participation in the walk and I look forward to the next
time. (Already in preparation).

Author: Michael Moore

Photography: Marion

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