Here's a postcard from the South Downs, the new National Park. We were a group of seven or eight from the GOC West Kent group. This was billed as a 9½ mile linear hike from Falmer railway station to Lewes railway station, along a portion of the South Downs Way in the National Park.
Very definitely not the Alps, nor even Dartmoor or the Lakeland Fells, it's the furthest I've hiked off road so far, with the added pleasures and pressures of hiking in a group from the club. Plus of course the orchids, the pretty colours and the far views of the Sussex Weald and the coastal cliffs.