Polegate to Berwick
Saturday 28th September 2019
Went for a walk in the South Downs, from Polegate to Berwick.
On the train to Polegate. I decided it was probably fair to declare the beginning of Autumn now and wear tweed accordingly.
A couple of pictures from the train.
The South Downs seen from the train.
Wannock, on the outskirts of Polegate.
First bit of proper countryside after getting out of Polegate / Wannock.
Looked a bit like a fairy ring?
Nice bit of hillside.
Entering the tiny village of Folkington.
A grape vine growing up a garden wall, on which the grapes appear to have been abandoned.
Looks like a set of mounting steps for a horse rider.
Leaving Folkington now on the Wealdway.
Nice views along the side of the path.
Nearing the Long Man of Wilmington now.
Very windy here!
Sweeping landscape here.
This was actually about as close to the Long Man as I got! ...but then I realised you actually needed some distance to see it properly.
Wilmington Priory I think.
The Long Man again, again too close to really see it!
Joined a short section of the South Downs Way here.
I remember really appreciating this shady lane on that hot day in July last year when I first walked this section of the South Downs Way.
Near Alfriston, but I didn't go into the village.
Crossing this field to get to Berwick.
Nearing Berwick now.
The Cricketers' Arms in Berwick.
Inside the Cricketers' Arms.
Lunch. This was rather nice.
Also very quickly popped into the recently reopened English Wine Centre - now being ran more as a wedding / events venue.
Some Breaky Bottom on the train on the way home.
With some accompanying Monster Munch.
On arrival back in Kentish Town I went to our local Middle Eastern supermarket to buy things for dinner.
Chateau Musar to go with Lebanese food for dinner.
Trying out my new garden lanterns.
Lebanese food for dinner.
Quite pleased with that.
Erika isn't really the biggest fan of Lebanese food... yet.
Testing out the garden lanterns again.
Wine looking a funny colour because of the lighting.
Erika came out to join me for a bit.
Erika made her little drawing table into a hotel reception desk, which I thought was very cute.