More than 20 guests from Whitemead tackled a 9 mile circular walk from Parkend on a beautiful Spring day. An unusual sight was encountered at the Parkend Beech (tree) where a small Ash sapling is growing from a bole in the Beech tree.
With a perfect temperature for walking, the walkers tackled the ascent from Pillowell to Yorkley. A Sounder of wild boar was observed from a respectful distance at the trig point at Yorkley Wood.
A lunch stop was taken at Mallards Pike where the Forestry Commission have thoughtfully provided tables and benches for visitors.
Finally the walkers inspected the wonderful Geomap and the rapidly disappearing view from New Fancy viewpoint.