We started at a car park on the common where there was a very nice cafe. Since it was coffee time we decided to start in the cafe and we enjoyed delicious cake with our drinks. Outside the cafe there was a play area with these two play fellows.
We walked through open fields and through wooded areas.and we zig zagged over streams. Out of the sun whilst walking though the woods it became quite cold. It was a perfect place to bird watch but I didn't manage to get any pictures as I didn't have the bigger lens with me.
Once back out in the open the winter sun actually had a little heat. The Shetland pony didn't want to have its photo taken. As I went nearer the fence it backed away. The sky was a lovely blue.
There were beautiful reflections on the ponds.
We walked past the sand pits where the Martians landed. I'm pleased there weren't any around today, it's bad enough dealing with Brexit without throwing in Martians
A little further on we can across this structure.
It wasn't marked on our walk instructions so we headed round the wall to investigate.
The plaque on the wall explained what it was.
Inside the peace garden it was very calm and quiet.
A short walk from here we reached the towpath of the Basingstoke canal. The water was very still which meant the reflections were beautiful.
I particularly liked the reflections of the silver birch trees.
There was a convenient bench so we decided to have lunch. As we ate our sandwiches pigeons started to gather on the telephone wires, eyeing up our food.
After finishing lunch we left the canal and crossed the main road into Woking using the subway. This had a mural depicting the war of the worlds.
Outside there was a statue of H. G. Wells. If you look to the base behind his chair there are tentacles of a martian starting to reach out for him.
Just down the road there was this 7 metre Martian tripod.
From here we carried on our walk with no further problems from martians We did come across Pegasus looking magnificent as we headed back to the common and the car.
We had a great day walking and all that's left to do now is get on my kindle and download The War of the Worlds. I have vague memories of the story but I'm not sure if that's because I read the book or saw the film. I'll add it to my list of books to read this year.
My day off next week is going to be a sewing day but I'm managing to do at least 30 minutes of stitching a day at present. With the weather getting colder I need my day off to be wet or snowing so I have the perfect excuse to stay in doors and just sew.