[Photo by Peter O'Neill: Jeff Mableson, Jennifer Hall, Naomi Barnett, Sheila Hanrahan, Jennifer Harvey, Alan Hall and a horse.]
On Sunday 14 October 2012, a party of seven villagers took a walk of nearly nine miles in quiet country to the east of Cocking. Starting at 09.30, their two cars were parked at the view point on the A285 at the top of the hill above Duncton, from which there is a wide panorama northwards across the Sussex Weald. The walkers descended through woods towards Barlavington and north to Burton Park from which they continued west past Duncton Village Hall, Westerlands Stud and Upper Norwood to Graffham where they enjoyed an excellent lunch at the busy Foresters Inn.
Their route then went past Calloways – after which the photograph was taken – to East Lavington and through the grounds of Seaford College before a steep climb through woods up the scarp slope of the Downs to the car park for their return to Cocking.
It had been perfect autumn day, the sky cloudless except for a brief interlude when the photograph was taken by the seventh walker, Peter O’Neill.
[Photo Peter O'Neill: Alan Hall, Jeff Mableson, Jennifer Hall, Naomi Barnett, Sheila Hanrahan, and Jennifer Harvey.]