Our ramble on 20th September started from New Barn Lane, Shorwell. Four of us made our way gradually up to Chillerton Down, where the mast is. The weather was overcast but dry and good views were admired. We then descended, passing some ancient burial barrows on our left. We then turned right along the ridge to the south of New Barn Farm, where we once again admired pleasant views extending as far as the white cliffs of Tennyson Down and West High Down. As we descended into Shorwell village, we paused to watch a flock of swallows flying around above us. We came out on to the road, almost opposite the village shop and post office, where we turned right to walk back up to Wendy’s car. Despite recent wet weather, the route had not been wet or muddy. Our ramble of 3 miles was followed by lunch at The Crown.
Report by Rio Bellgore-Gullit