Oct
2019

Autumn Walks

Spring is fine, summer divine, but you can’t beat Autumn Walks.

North Welwyn Hertfordshire

I hadn’t planned any Autumn walks other than Hastings. Out of the blue, I got an email invite from a member of the Finchley Walking group to join a Sunday walk around North Welwyn. It is only 35 minutes from London, so it turned out to be a very good idea.

I saw the open sky, wild mushrooms, galloping horses, and had a good walk. It slightly rained for about half an hour but overall was a fine day. 

Beautiful Mushrooms

These little creatures are popping up a lot in the British Countryside.

 

Autumn Walks don’t get much better than a meander along the river.

Boulevard al a Hammersmith, the first day of the week without rainLOOKING OUT AT THE RIVER FROM THE BALCONY OF PUB

GOOD MORNING HASTINGS.

A sight for sore eyes. It was great to be greeted by the open sky and sea. We met at Hastings at 10ish, walked up to the castle to take in the views of the sea, then over the cliffs and down to the town.

Apparently, Alister Crowley (occultist-who practiced the magic of the black arts) Lived in the blue house for a brief period

WALKING AROUND THE TOWN, INTERESTING TYPOGRAPHY

OLD BOHEMIA MEETING PLACE, (MAKE A WISH)DRAMATIC SKYLINE,

We were lucky and managed to get an early lunch while it rained for an hour at lunchtime.

 We walked in and around Hastings, through the woodland environment of Bohemia and Summerfield. We extended our walk along the seafront to St Leonard’s on Sea with its bohemian artists quarter and numerous cafes. A great place to end the walk and have a drink or two.

 

Hastings is part of East Sussex,  around 20 miles from Lewes, and 60 miles from London.

Other towns in East Sussex are Brighton, and Hove, as you get to Worthing you are venturing into West Sussex which borders on Kent.  I’m eventually getting very familiar with the South Coast of England. Being a Northerner it has taken me a long time to truly appreciate it’s diversity.

 

Also coming up- The Isle of Dogs Sunday Walk, and a circular walk to Margate.

 

 

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