Saturday, April 2, 2011
Another early start this morning. I came down to Nuffield last night for a weekend of relaxation chez parents; Mum and I decided that we'd do a Saturday walk. So this morning, Dad dropped us at Christmas Common, and we meandered back. It was probably around 9 miles, and we encountered lots of challenging Chilterns hills, as well as red kites, robins, and the first of the bluebells. We lunched just outside Maidensgrove (having walked through Pishill, a village which still elicits the odd chuckle), and spent time walking though the Stonor Estate and along both the Oxfordshire Way and the Ridgeway. Lots of wonderful daffodils and magnolia trees.
And then home for tea, crumpets and The Times. Divine.