By Chris and Helen

“The Snowdrop Ride” (we hope there will be some still in flower) because we visit a wood where they grow in profusion, distributed by the occasional overflowing of a leat supplying water from a spring on the slopes of Blackdown, to a nearby village. The ride’s distance is a modest 40km, with 430m of climbing. We shall visit the Devils Punchbowl for coffee, newly accessible now that the traffic has been sent underground and cyclists allowed to reclaim a few remnants of the old Portsmouth Road. And we’ll probably pop into Lynchmere’s saxon church, before lunch in Fernhurst. Afternoon tea will be back at The Brambles.

Snowdrop_Ride - “The Snowdrop Ride” (we hope there will be some still in flower) because we visit a wood where they grow in profusion, distributed by the occasional overflowing of a leat supplying water from a spring on the slopes of Blackdown, to a nearby village. The ride’s distance is a modest 40km, with 430m of climbing. We shall visit the Devils Punchbowl for coffee, newly accessible now that the traffic has been sent underground and cyclists allowed to reclaim a few remnants of the old Portsmouth Road. And we’ll probably pop into Lynchmere’s saxon church, before lunch in Fernhurst. Afternoon tea will be back at The Brambles.

Leaving Wormley - Photo by Dave

Some of the minor roads were slippy - Photo by Dave

The road to Hindhead Common - Photo by Dave

Hindhead Common - Photo by Dave

Chatting - Photo by Dave

Path to Nutcombe - Photo by Dave

Tim and Anne - Photo by Dave

Riders and Walkers - Photo by Dave

Snowdrops - Photo by Dave

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