Saturday 26 March 2022
Our first walk of the year, organized and led by Pam, to whom many thanks. We met at Shawford Down car park, twelve of us in all and set off at 10.30am in glorious sunshine. We ascended Shawford Down, the only strenuous part of the walk, then walked along the ridge above Compton with extensive views north towards Winchester. Turning left at Silkstead Lane, we made a gradual descent to Silkstead. From there we headed back to Shawford via Shepherd’s Lane and Compton Down, a round trip of about five miles, arriving back at the car park around 12.45pm, in nice time for lunch at The Bridge Inn.