The day started cloudier and fresher, but forecast likely to heat later. I met Eddie at 9.20 at the lay-by near the water tower. It was already very hot. We walked across to Provost Lodge Farm near Glapthorn Cow Pasture, following the path to the ruined Tottenham Lodge, then downhill toward the road, with very little shade.
Across the footbridge to the road, and across to the drive past Crossway Hands Farm. This continues past Boars Head farm with its bowl of water for dogs, and pond opposite and goes downhill. We took a track to the right, but had to divert into undergrowth after seeing a sign “Stop! Go no further!”
Machetes would have helped but we emerged onto another track which soon joined a public footpath.
We followed this to the edge of the wood. The sight of the water tower confirmed that our direction was good, and we crossed a field into Southwick.
Unfortunately on this hot Monday the Shuckburgh arms was not open, so we walked up the road to rejoin the lay-by.