We propose to revisit Woods Mill Nature Reserve & compare 2013 with 2015, hoping this time to see more birds & not to lose my pannier. We ate at The Royal Oak in 2013 to general satisfaction & David wrote an excellent report. I will try to take a small picnic & flask of hot tea for the Nature Reserve & we can have a walk & a little picnic for elevenses – weather permitting. We shall try & do a recce & check out the pub but the train times are;
Trains 10.14 from Brighton to Hassocks at 10.23.
Trains arrive from London at 10.06 & 10.36.
Try to meet by 10.00 at Brighton Station
Possible elevenses at Woods Mill; bring your own favourite tipple.
Lunch at The Royal Oak at Poynings, at 12.30. It won’t be Mothers’ Day then as it was in 2013, but we will still need to book. It would be useful if you let us know if you intend to come so that we can tell the pub.
Possible tea-stop at Washbrook Farm on the way back to Hassocks Station.
Trains home to Brighton at 15.36, 15.41, 16.06, 16.36, 16.41, etc.
Trains to London at 15.53, 16.12, 16.23
Distance 18miles but several refreshment stops.
Terrain Roads with gentle undulations & v. short section through woods [snowdrops] on dirt track.
Anne and Mick