I spent this weekend at Holmbury St Mary YHA with the Cambridge Rambling Club
It was described as the perfect woodland escape in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, ideally suited as a base to explore the Surrey Hills or walk the North Downs Way.
A lot to live up too, but I was not disappointed !
We had a 17 mile walk on Saturday taking in Holmbury Hill , Leith Hill and some of the beautiful North Downs Way.
Leith Hill is the highest point in south east England and was featured in this weeks countryfile 🙂
We even managed a trip up Leith tower, where on a good clear day you can see 14 different counties.
Sunday was a 13 mile walk up Box Hill a well known beauty spot in the North Downs, famous for its mention in Jane Austins novel Emma.
We had fantastic weather and I came home feeling like I had been away for a week, the walking was the best I have done since my weekend on The Thames Path with Geoff.
Autumn is certainly a great time to visit this beautiful part of England and I took many many beautiful Autumn Photos
Leith Hill photos can be found here
Box Hill photos can be found here
So pleased to hear you had a wonderful time. I have fond memories of our walk on the North Norfolk coast, even though you did all leave me trailing behind and nobody would have noticed if I’d fallen over the cliff 😉
How did you enjoy hostelling in the UK? Is that a new experience for you?
Hi Martin, No Not a totally new experience but it had been a while, I enjoyed it very much and hope I might do it more often next year 🙂