Sometimes, the happiest days involve the simplest of activities – a long walk with a loved one.
When the sun is shining I’m very much one of those people who struggle to stay indoors. And as winter nears its end, those first few warming rays with the promise of a new season are amongst the best feelings in the world (somewhere after the sight and sound of the ocean for me).
So unsurprisingly, a couple of weekends ago when the weather forecast promised a crisp sunny day, James came up with the suggestion of a riverside walk from Godalming to Guildford (it’s Surrey way for those less familiar with the county.) I was quickly sold before we’d even looked into the details.
The route takes between and hour and a half and two hours, depending on your pace (and whether you’re carrying a camera!). It’s flat the whole way so a pretty easy way to stretch our legs and get outdoors.
We hopped on a train to Godalming (which can be done in less than an hour by train from London Waterloo) and set off down the river for one of my favourite days since we moved out this way. It wasn’t particularly exciting in what we discovered, just a simple beautiful day outdoors in pretty picturesque surroundings. I’m going to let the photos do (most of) the talking. All I say now is to imagine what it will look like in summer!
(A promising start in Godalming.)
(You know you’re in the countryside when you realise you’re in a kestrel’s hunting ground.)
(I gave James my camera whilst I re-tied my walking boots… )
(You can hire row boats from here! Totally picturing a riverside picnic and a slow row down the river.)
(Spot the Harry Potter fan.)
(I love capturing other people taking photos, it always makes me wonder what they’ve spotted.)
(Signs of spring!!)
(Approaching Guildford, where you can get a train back to London which takes about half an hour.)
For a simple day in sun, I highly recommend it!
Have you managed to enjoy any lovely days out recently?