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Green Man
Saturday 4th August 2018
Sustainability Centre - Winchester Old Hill Fort - and return
7 miles

We really only wanted a short walk as the temperatures are blazing away in the 30s and any hike seems at least twice as far and twice as uncomfortable too. Records are being broken all over Europe and even North Korea is sweltering under a heat wave. Pretty soon the seas will boil, the sky will catch fire and phosphorous will rain down on all of us but until then we were going to Hampshire to visit Gill's mum's grave and visit the beautiful Winchester Old Fort.
To make sure of surviving without heatstroke we began walking at 5pm and got to our tea spot on the western end of the fort 30 minutes before sundown. Then we had a slow stroll back in twilight accompanied by a warm breeze smelling of hay and honey and the sound of Tawny owls waking up.

Strolling through the Natural Burial site

My country is just as pretty as your country!

This part of the Sussex Motorway was almost devoid of humans. Must be the heat.

Winchester Old Hill Fort out on its spur.

Well worth the walk, I think you'll agree.

Take the time to read the countryside code for yourself and please stick to it at all times.