Walk: Westcott circular

10 March 2012

Three hours walking into the hills behind Westcott, a few miles west of Dorking. Saw lesser celandines, primroses, dog’s mercury, lords and ladies, daffs, carpets of snowdrops, blossom everywhere, and the white cotton buds of pussy willow.

Walked through Mad Horse Copse and up to the lovely Wolvens Lane, running along a ridge with fields falling sharply away to the south west, and views north east to the scarp face of the North Downs, the track itself lined with ancient beech trees. A fragment of heaven. And finally a secret gate among rhododendrons leading to Holy Trinity churchyard where I sat and finished reading Edmund Blunden’s memoir, ‘Undertones of War’, and then dozed in the March sunshine.

Holy Trinity church, Westcott

Holy Trinity church, Westcott

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