On 21 August 2011 John Burbage led a gallant band of ramblers up hill and (not very much) down dale from Leatherhead station to Dorking for lunch and then back to Leatherhead via Bocketts Farm where delicious afternoon teas were being served.  Once again we are indebted to Sheila for some photographic memories of the day.

I missed the ramblers at the start so made my own way over Boxhill to Dorking and joined them at lunch in the King's Arms in West Street, Dorking where we had a lovely lunch served in a friendly and efficient manner and I was delighted to be made feel so welcome.

The first eight photographs were taken by Sheila in the morning, before my arrival.

Leader John, on left, discusses lunch arrangements

Woodland Butterfly

Seasonal Beauty

Perils of the country side

Vineyard

Panoramic Views

Happy Ramblers!!

Then after lunch I joined the happy band and early in the afternoon we came to this fascinating use being made of a fallen tree.

Nettles Everywhere!!

That's me at the back below, with my rucksack looking like a cowboy's saddle bag!!

We passed the famous Polesden Lacey grounds.  Although we did not see the house itself we passed very close to the Polesden Lacey youth hostel which I think was just behind the photographer as she took this photograph.