Then came the most dangerous part of the ride: climbing into the play tractor for a photo, before heading back through Maidens Green and Cranbourne towards Windsor Great Park, dodging the crowds around Virginia Water (the lake) and exiting towards Virginia Water (the village) on the way to Great Cockrow, site of the miniature railway. Decision time: should we brave the outdoor café at Great Cockrow, or play it safe by going back to Addlestone? The lure of the nearby café won the vote. While we were there the sun came out for the first time, making it almost warm. On the way home from tea we had a couple of heavy showers, which I hope most will have missed. 32 miles from 11s to tea: a very enjoyable day out, but definitely autumnal.
Welcome to Geoff Gregory who joined the C&M for the first time, and thankyou Geoff for back marking and taking photos.