|Walk:||Old Woking, Carters Lane, Pyrford, Walsham Lock, Ripley|
|Start Point:||Hipley Street, Old Woking||Grid Ref:||TQ 015 570|
|Distance:||4.7 miles||Ascent:||250 feet|
|Weather:||Warm and sunny|
On my own
|Comments:||A short walk through fields and along lanes to meet Lisa at Ripley. St Nicholas Church at Pyrford made an interesting diversion en route. At Walsham Lock I spent some time watching a heron that was waiting to catch some fish - there didn't seem to be any around.|
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Reaching for the sky!
The remains of Newark Priory, established in the late 12th Century for Augustian canons
The entrance to . . .
St Nicholas Church, Pyrford . . .
built around 1140 and is a fine example of a complete Norman church . . .
It is thought likely that Queen Elizabeth I would have worshipped here
Foxgloves provide a focal point . . .
for a photo in the church yard
Desperately in need of some rain
Walsham Lock which lies next to . . .
the River Wey . . .
where a heron hunts for its lunch . . .
but doesn't seem to be having any luck . . .
despite walking around . . .
to try out different sections of the river