Report on walk led by Fred Taylor & Colin Dibb at Basildon Park on 16th September 2011.
Weather warm and (late) summery. Some cloud and a little wind, 8 walkers. A slow and long walk lasting 3.5 hours. The long walk completed by five, three turning back after an hour.
Points of interest included:-
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