Mostly sunny to start, clouding over. The wind increased throughout the morning. Quit a bit of mud. Despite being only 4½ miles, it took us 2 hours, 5 mins to complete. The trails in Hodgemoor Wood bore no resemblance to what was on the OS map. The windiest stretch was along the northern section near Brentford Grange Farm.
Six adventurers braved the weather and another four and one cyclist joined us for lunch. Nice big pub, friendly staff, food on time and a choice of two real ales - Rebellion IPA and Chiltern Pale. I think we were all on the Chiltern.