Wednesday, 31 December 2008
Finally, a Christmas walk!
After five days of having to stay in and entertain, or visiting others, we finally got out for a much needed walk on a beautiful crisp sunny day - the 29th December.
Don't get me wrong, I love seeing friends and relatives at Christmas, but I do tend to get cabin fever because of being trapped in.
We took a train to Leatherhead, and walked to Dorking. Now this route proved to have helpful metal signs laid into the ground every so often. We took advantage of the rest one, as it had a lovely view, and we had the hot horlicks I'd packed. The walk itself was only about 5 miles, but it took us a leisurely 3 hours 30 minutes, because of course walking with littleuns makes it an adventure of exploring every tree, and river bank... (we walked a lot along the river mole).
And I think we all needed it very badly. It was biggun's birthday choice. Happy birthday Biggun.
We usually walk around Boxhill, so it was good to walk on the other side of it.
Lots of scrambling up through deep leaves proves a major distraction.
All finished off with a lovely meal in Dorking, which managed to satisfy my eldest's constant craving for pizza as well as everybody else's tastes.
I hope you've all had a wonderful Christmas.