10 February 2013: A walk around Swyncombe

Leader: Tony Rayner 

The scheduled field trip around Swyncombe on Sunday 10th February did actually take place. This despite the truly horrible conditions of continuous rain and snow, sodden and very muddy paths, piercing winds and poor visibility.

The nine members completing this walk deserve a medal, but were more than satisfied by the warmest of welcomes received at Swyncombe Church. Hot drinks and delicious home-made cakes recharged our batteries as did the carpet of Snowdrops and Aconites in the churchyard. We even managed to see a group of 5 Red Kites, on a day when most birds took shelter in their roosts.

Tony Rayner