And although it didn't rain until later, the signs of recent storms were all around.
And we had to take a detour at this path (just as it started to rain!).
Some liked the water better than others.
I guess the golfers didn't like this much on the 4th green and 5th tee.
When the sun was out, the woodlands were beautiful.
I haven't posted any pornographic trees for a while, so here are a couple from this walk.
And there were stunning views across the Surrey countryside
with some pretty little cottages.
The Dog and Pheasant is a lovely pub, I suspect mostly 16th century, now a popular foodie restaurant. We sat in the garden though and ate our sandwiches.
The footpath is hard to miss on the hill down the other side. But it was perversely the hardest part of the walk, being wet and slippery and at a rather unhelpful angle.
We are blessed with snowdrops almost everywhere at the moment.
And then we were back in the old village of Whitley, with its historic cottages.
A nice example of the local pointing style called 'galletting'.