Once again we were favoured with a dry, sunny and warm day, and Bob, Graham, Pam, Ray, Keith and I gathered for elevenses at Clandon Park Garden Centre. The centre has made excellent arrangements to accommodate social distancing and table service here worked really well. Bob made his way home leaving the rest of us to 'rough it', first over Merrow Downs and then across Pewley Down. From here the views were excellent and we were particularly struck by the sight of St Catherine's Chapel, high on a hill across the Wey, apparently much more visible since a landslip last winter and subsequent stabilisation works still in progress.
A very steep off-road descent led us to the road down to Shalford Park, and from there we took the cycle route towards Peasmarsh. We lunched at Broadwater Park, Farncombe. There was a cafe (open), and toilets, but these were quite widely spaced on opposite sides of the park.
Graham left us after lunch, and the rest of us detoured from the intended route back to get a closer look at St Catherine's Chapel, then took the Pilgrims' Way towards Shalford Park, crossing the Wey on a rather impressive footbridge. Keith left us there, and the remaining three took the towpath through the centre of Guildford as a prelude to the standard route to Ripley and home.
Thanks to all for your company and to Graham and Keith for route advice.