Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wye to Crundale and Devil's Kneading Trough
Someone pausing to break wind
A lovely warm spring day ,beautiful sunshine and just an occasional breeze.We soon took our fleeces and jackets off as we got going.Through Wye church with its regimented daffodils and passing Wye College onto Wibberly way and up the first hill.At the top of successive hills you could see for miles ,and then we plunged into the woods.After emerging,we passed the best Primrose bank in Kent with hundreds of primroses starting to emerge.Down the hill to the farm(barking dogs)and then up another steep hill to Crundale church where we stopped to eat our packed lunch.
we sat on the benches so kindly provided ,and looked across the valley to the village.
We set off after lunch back into the woods and then across arable fields,encountering more gentle hills.After crossing a lane and passing through a farm,we emerged on to the top of Wye Downs and sat on the grass to take in the view.Soon,a few bullocks ambled over to check us out and then left none the wiser.Along the top,with lovely views towards the weald,we started to descend and soon arrived at the foot of the hill and were back in the grounds of Imperial College.
About 9 or 10 miles ,6 of us (the 7th person has contacted me to say there were 7)
A Buzzard,a Kestrel(seen from above)|Finches, Tits,Wrens etc etc
No Bleedin Mud for once.