Some of our friends stateside particularly those on ranches and farms might find questions and answers HERE interesting especially the landowners responsibilities.
The rivers Thames and Wey run through parts of the county of Surrey and here alone they have over 2,000 miles of footpaths and bridleways. The latter are for walking, horse riding and cycling.
So this little walk is from our mooring along the river and across farmland to the Hamlet of Send Grove and the church of St. Mary the Virgin.
This is the start of our walk from our mooring. Ok so I took the picture on our return.
The first field we cross is owned by a local farmer. You can see the well worn path here but the GPS is handy on less used paths to show the way. This field was being grazed by a herd of cows.
Jaq is ahead on the footbridge. To make it quite clear a marker indicates the direction to take.
Past the style and following the path.......
we are now passing through someones yard. The wall of the church is on the right.
This is where the sign points to, through the yard of a house. I wonder what our friends across the pond are thinking having walked along with us. This intrusion onto their farm or ranch would be so unnatural but some of our rights of way go back thousands of years when walking from one village or settlement to another was to take a direct route across the land.This gives our U.S. readers some idea of what I was missing while stateside when Jaq and I married.