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2019 March 14 Botley - Hen & Chickens


A very windy day. Not cold and a little rain to start, clearing after an hour or so. Because the course involved walking down into the Chess valley (and back up again) it was a little shorter than usual. This didn't stop some people taking short cuts. Curiously, he who took the first got to the pub last. We were about to organise a search party when he turned up. Much of the route was very wet and boggy as can be seen. We covered about 4 miles in 1 hour 45 mins.

Seven were on the walk and another seven turned up for lunch. Food at the Hen & Chickens is good with the beef pie being very popular. There were two Rebellion Ales on - "Loop the Loop", pale and hoppy, and "Smuggler", a darker and sweeter ale. I had one of each.

TK

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