Mid Summer – the longest day nearly here with wonderful long light days. Unfortunately still no sign of the summer weather arriving, however the English countryside is certainly at its best. Despite a late start the wisterias did not disappoint with wonderful blossoms tumbling over several houses in the village. Ewhurst has had a busy couple of months with amongst others the Horticultural Show, the Secret Gardens, and of course our very own LEAP Long Walk. The Secret Gardens were amazing and certainly most of them were a secret to me – I had no idea of the gardens so passionately created hidden behind fences and hedges.
The 8th June dawned bright and clear – just perfect for the LEAP Long Walk. A small gathering of people and dogs eagerly met in the village car park ready to follow a route through the village and up onto the Surrey Hills. Thanks to the warm clear day, the views from Pitch Hill were spectacular and far reaching to the South Downs. After a brief stop to admire the views, and a water stop for the dogs, we moved along the Greensand Way to Reynards Hill then back along the Jelleys Hollow path down into the village. On our return we were met by a very welcoming sight outside the Wilson Room of a long trestle table all set up for afternoon tea! What a perfect way to spend a sunny afternoon in Ewhurst.
Next up on the LEAP events calendar is the Clear Out Day on the Saturday 6th July – a date not to be missed!