With the weather forecast to be excessively hot this Wednesday evening, I’ve been planning a route for just this eventuality.
On a 6.5 mile loop we will be visiting the major sandstone rock formations that make up our town and provide its geological history.
Starting from the clubhouse (for once), a fully floured trail will visit Wellington Rocks on the common, followed by the Mount Edgecumbe rocks.
We’ll then head down Molyneux Park and around the rarely-used but appropriately named Lake Road, despite having no visible sign of a lake from the ground.
Heading uphill, we’ll encounter the Toad Rocks before hitting the hidden gem of Bulls Hollow and refreshments in the hot weather
Those wanting a shorter route can head back down Major Yorks and back to the clubhouse
Otherwise, going back up Rusthall Rd for a bit we’ll cut across the Rusthall common and over to the Happy Valley and its many steps next to the Beacon.
The steep descent of Tea Garden Ln will take us to the High Rocks Inn and the public part of the High Rocks through Friezeland woods, before heading home.
Now to make things interesting, we will be going OVER each of the rock formations, hence the name ‘rock hopping’. Nothing precarious of course, but this may not be for everyone.
Each of the rock formations will have a flour circle so you can just go round them if you wish.
A proper sip will be on offer to ensure everyone stays hydrated and we’ll have regular regroups before and on each of the rock formations so everyone can get across
For those who can’t wait, there’s also a proper hash with EGH3 from the Junction tonight (Monday) at 7:15pm and being led by our Chairman Andy Howey.
Hope to see you there.