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Highlight of my "holiday month"

Review of the month

Hi <<First Name>>

I had a lovely month off from organised walking, despite the strange weather. I probably did more walking than in any normal month, and my step counter recorded well over the 10k per day suggested with a maximum of 49k in one single day. I had one week with a walk from Farnham to Alton on Monday, Alton to Winchester on Wednesday and a day planned sightseeing around Winchester on Friday. Life can get busy when you're having a month off! The pictures below show the 'Wayfarer's Dole' given free to all pilgrims visiting St Cross at Winchester and the iconic cathedral. On a sunny day there's nothing better, is there?

I also started heavily researching my new project, a forthcoming book called "Tales from a Country Churchyard" about St Michael and All Angels, Thursley. Apart from the Unknown Sailor, the unfortunate victims of the Bossom Crash are buried there - and that segues nicely into 'What's coming up?'. 

What's Coming Up?

Through September, the schedule is quite full. You are invited to a bumper set of walks thanks to the festivals this month, and you are welcome to join me on any of these. I am leading a repeat of the PILGRIMAGE every Tuesday for the GUILDFORD WALKFEST I will also be leading DOWNHILL FROM HINDHEAD for the HASLEMERE WALKING FESTIVAL on Friday the 10th. Finally, on Saturday 11th, I am helping the FARNHAM HERITAGE OPEN DAYS by leading a repeat of the MOOR PARK WALK for them. 

Do look at the other walks from Guildford and Haslemere. All month Guildford are offering rambles, some long and some short. They start today (Wednesday 1st) with a launch event from the Swan at Ash Vale. All the month's walks are listed on https://www.guildfordwalkfest.co.uk/. Haslemere is offering walks over the weekend of the 10th to 12th and their details are here - https://www.facebook.com/haslemerewalkingfestival/ 

I am also helping the FARNHAM HERITAGE OPEN DAYS by leading a repeat of the MOOR PARK WALK for them on Saturday 11th in the afternoon. 


Looking Ahead

And if that is not enough, I can offer early notice of our own FARNHAM WALKER walk for October. On WEDNESDAY 13 October (note the change of date), I will be taking folks on a brand new walk - ROBERTSON, BOSSOM and the DEVIL - to look at the Robertson memorial on King's Ridge, the Bossom stones on Hankley Common and the Devil's Jumps from Frensham. That's the segue link I mentioned a few paragraphs ago. 

The walk is a very pleasant 7 miles starting at the Frensham Great Pond bus stop on the Frensham Road. Parking is available (at a cost) at the Great Pond. We will have a coffee break on Hankley Common and a lunch when we find somewhere pretty. It is substantially level, with one GIANT, climb up Stony Jump. However, by special request, I have incorporated a bypass to the Jump, which folks can take while the intrepid put on mountain boots and climb. It will be your choice on the day!

Anyone who booked the earlier date, I'm sorry about the change, but I have been invited to a talk on the Titanic. (Well, not ON the Titanic, about the Titanic), The sad sinking will feature in my book as one of the survivors is buried at Thursley. (and that leads to a whole new joke). 

All the details for all these walks are on the website - https://www.farnhamwalker.com/walks  and booking is at http://bit.ly/FWBooking
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That's it for this newsletter. Stay safe and hopefully see you soon. Despite the unusual weather, I hope you get boots on the ground soon.  

You can keep in touch with us via our Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/farnhamwalker and email your photos and stories to us at guy@farnhamwalker.co.uk

Guy and Mr "T". 
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