LOWDOWN Summer 2011 page 35

WALK ☆ AIRMAN’S GRAVE ☆ THE HOLLIES CAR PARK, ASHDOWN FOREST
17th April 2011 by Jean Miller

Firstly, I must apologise for being so far behind everyone - thank you Beryl for keeping me company. This was due to a slight indisposition which I hope will sort itself out soon.

Trudy was kind enough to drive my two and me to the walk; and we could not have had a better day weather-wise. In fact, it was hot and could have been mid-summer.

We had twenty three hounds with their owners, including several families who had seen our website and were interested enough to want to find out more about us.

We hope they had a great day and that we will see them on many other occasions.

We had twenty three hounds with their owners, including several families who had seen our website and were interested enough to want to find out more about us.

We hope they had a great day and that we will see them on many other occasions.

By the time Beryl with Josie and Herbie, and me with Annie, had got to the stream at the bottom of the hill, everyone had had a rest and was on the upward climb again.

Fortunately it was really baked earth, as if I remember rightly this is where on last year’s walk my casual shoes half disappeared in the thick mud, and I was helped by Frankie and Miranda to recover them (see photograph in last year’s Summer edition of Lowdown).

After meeting with a group of horses and riders we continued up the very long path to the car park. Obviously Roy was worried what had happened to Beryl (or was it Josie and Herbie he was worried about?) as he met us half-way.

By the time we got back most people had left.

My Cass, of course, had been back for ages and had had a lovely time being a nuisance, as usual.

The Airman’s Grave which is passed near the beginning of the walk was looking its best and, as always, attracted a lot of attention from us and many other walkers.

Cover of the Basset Hound Owners Club newsletter Lowdown

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editor Tony Roberts

 Airman’s Grave