Join intrepid explorer Nigel and his batman, Derek, as we walk as the sun sets low over the Burpham Bushlands, trekking north we following the edge of the wetlands, later crossing over the top of the mighty Portsmouth Road we soon find ourselves on the banks of the River Wey. Walking silently along the river’s edge disturbed only by the occasional owl’s hoot we discover a woodland path, following this we emerge out of the dense foliage to be confronted by a huge lake shimmering in the moonlight. Here we will have our first encounter with flying bats swarming over the lake. Following along the lakes edge we later turn on to a boardwalk taking us through the fenlands under starry skies till we meet the River Wey again. At this point we view even larger bats caught in the beams of our torches. Resuming our walk we find a tunnel back under the mighty Portsmouth Road and to the safety of the Spectrum game lodge and a well-earned drink at the bar, phew!
Bar Refreshments at the end
Leisurely pace on reasonable paths. Please bring a torch but not headlamps.
If you enjoy this walk and you would like to join SABRE or SAWW as full members, please speak to Derek.
SAWW is celebrating its 10th birthday this weekend and paid up members are celebrating with a party: see your newsletter for details.