LOWDOWN Winter 2012 page 26

AIRMAN’S GRAVE WALK, ASHDOWN FOREST:
18th November 2012 by Jean Miller

What a lovely day for a walk. When we arrived at the car park I think everyone else had the same idea - it was full to bursting point. Although on this area there are many different places for parking, it seemed everyone was out to enjoy the sunshine.

We were delighted to have a total of thirty-two hounds plus owners, a very good number considering that there are a lot of Christmas events taking place, apart from Christmas shopping.

We were worried when Sue and Terry had not arrived as they are usually very punctual. However, we waited a little while and their car suddenly appeared. Hoping all was well with them, they said they were late because about ten miles from home on the motorway they realised they had left all the dog’s leads behind. They raced back and managed the journey to the walk in record time.

It was good to see Lyn and John back from their holiday in America, where they had had a very enjoyable trip seeing “the Fall”. Their Bassets, Amelia and Alfred, seemed very pleased to see them too. It was also nice to see James had brought his mother to another walk.

Our own Ashdown Forest was also looking its best with a beautiful selection of colours, if a little muddy!

We were also very pleased to welcome Huguette and John with their hounds, Hastings and Inch, on their first walk with us. They are Belgian, and live partly in Sussex and partly over in Belgium, but are very impressed by the wonderful scenery we have in Sussex.

We stopped at the Airman’s Grave and photographs were taken of the party. The grave itself looked particularly fine this year with the large wreaths and all the small crosses each with a poppy.

The descent from the Airman’s Grave is quite steep and the return pathway not easy, so some members decided to go back on the same route which was a little easier. The main group took the longer, sweeping route back to the cars.

(Ed. This was a brilliant walk in superb, albeit muddy, conditions. We only had two fallers. For those who follow these things, dear Jean was not one of them!)

Cover of the Basset Hound Owners Club newsletter Lowdown
AIRMAN’S GRAVE WALK ☞



What a lovely day for a walk. When we arrived at the car park I think everyone else had the same idea - it was full to bursting point. Although on this area there are many different places for parking, it seemed everyone was out to enjoy the sunshine.

We were delighted to have a total of thirty-two hounds plus owners, a very good number considering that there are a lot of Christmas events taking place, apart from Christmas shopping.

We were worried when Sue and Terry had not arrived as they are usually very punctual. However, we waited a little while and their car suddenly appeared. Hoping all was well with them, they said they were late because about ten miles from home on the motorway they realised they had left all the dog’s leads behind. They raced back and managed the journey to the walk in record time.

It was good to see Lyn and John back from their holiday in America, where they had had a very enjoyable trip seeing “the Fall”. Their Bassets, Amelia and Alfred, seemed very pleased to see them too. It was also nice to see James had brought his mother to another walk.

Our own Ashdown Forest was also looking its best with a beautiful selection of colours, if a little muddy!

We were also very pleased to welcome Huguette and John with their hounds, Hastings and Inch, on their first walk with us. They are Belgian, and live partly in Sussex and partly over in Belgium, but are very impressed by the wonderful scenery we have in Sussex.

We stopped at the Airman’s Grave and photographs were taken of the party. The grave itself looked particularly fine this year with the large wreaths and all the small crosses each with a poppy.

The descent from the Airman’s Grave is quite steep and the return pathway not easy, so some members decided to go back on the same route which was a little easier. The main group took the longer, sweeping route back to the cars.

(Ed. This was a brilliant walk in superb, albeit muddy, conditions. We only had two fallers. For those who follow these things, dear Jean was not one of them!)

Cover of the Basset Hound Owners Club newsletter Lowdown
AIRMAN’S GRAVE WALK ☞

first published in LOWDOWN

editor Tony Roberts