The Met Office, which decides the weather and seasons and stuff like that, is in no doubt: Spring officially begins on Friday 1st March. So welcome to our first official Spring walk; who knows, perhaps even with a daffodil or two (I wouldn't get your hopes up on that score, although we might stretch to the odd snowdrop).
It will lead approximately 12 miles (18km) from the small just-in-Hampshire village of Liphook. Soon passing across the heavily wooded border with West Sussex, we will pass across commons and through dingly dells towards the inevitable lunchtime pub stop.
After lunch, because I know you will be ready for it like coiled springs, comes the highlight of the day: an ascent of Blackdown, at 919 feet the highest point in the historic county of Sussex. Its wooded slopes and (on a fine day) views stretching as far as the English Channel were beloved of the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson, who kept a house on its eastern slopes.
From there it is a few more miles of bucolic wood and pasture before our endpoint in the Surrey townlet of Haslemere, famed for being the home of my Auntie Liz. So yes, those of you who have been keeping up will have observed: in this short walk we will have traversed parts of not one, not two, but three separate counties. Now that's what I call value for money.
Marvellous: see you there.
Oh, and it's worth noting that the lunch stop comes quite late (about 1pm) on this one. Bring a snack if your stomach is likely to growl!