Spring has finally sprung

Six of us started off at Wateringbury for our six-mile walk. After the recent blanket of snow, we saw that the daffodils had burst into colour together with snowdrops and primroses which we also saw enroute. We also saw lambs and pussy willow which also confirmed that Spring is truly here. The weather kept fine, and we enjoyed the scenery and we stood for a while to watch the deer too. We all admired the ‘des res’ of Roydon Hall with its panoramic views and numerous rooms.

The final part of our walk was a muddy trek along the river where we saw the grand Nettlestead Place. We had all worked up and appetite, so we all enjoyed our delicious lunch at ‘ Where memories meet’. This tea room was an ‘Aladdin’s cave’ of antiques – the bold floral cup and saucers evoked childhood memories of having Sunday tea and an elderly aunt’s house!

It has become customary for Sue to have a paddle in a stream on our walks, but she didn’t get the opportunity this time – sorry Sue. We hope to do better next time!

Our next walks are Saturday 14th April and Sunday 13th May. Do let Sue know if you’d like to join us and also if you have ideas for a route or would like to share your favourite walk with us. Hope to see you there!!

Ros Vaughan

Kent Weald Walker