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Exploring the English Countryside

I decided that I will completely walk the North Downs Way, a 156 mile trail from Farnham to Dover. So on Saturday morning, Sam and I got up bright and early to make our way to Farnham to do the first leg of the trail. (Farnham to Guildford, approximately 11 miles.) Completing the entire trail will obviously take place over an extended period of time, mostly because I am not in 156-mile-in-one-go shape. We walked through a good chunk of the Surrey countryside, though the hills, a place voted “An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.”

We packed lunch (and snacks) with us, and never stopped for more than a few minutes at a time. On the trail, we walked through the gorgeous, stunning, fabulous village of Puttenham, which is now probably one of my favourite places in England. I wanted to look at house prices as soon as we got home.

I’m not necessarily one for organised exercise; ie, the gym. But I absolutely love being outside. I am a walking champ. Although the next day my feet were in agony. It could be because on the last mile my trusty (very old) Converse split down the back and I had to employ this awkward shuffle step to keep my shoes on.
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Jumper: c/o Barbour

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I received this jumper courtesy of Barbour. It it was literally amazing. It was warm enough that I didn’t want to make this walk in pants because my legs would be too uncomfortable, but just enough Autumnal chill in the air that I wanted a jumper on the whole time. I’ve always been an admirer of Barbour, but it was always slightly out of my price range. I leapt at the opportunity to try one of their pieces out. Light but warm all at the same time! And oh so soft! They have a new devoted disciple on their hands now! You can find this piece, along with some other beautiful womens knitwear here, and I’m sure you’ll be a big fan as well!

Coming over The Hog’s Back (yes, that is a real place name).

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The village church in Puttenham.

The first sighting of the outskirts of Guildford.

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St Catherine’s Chapel, Artington.

RIP Turquoise Converse. You will be missed.

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