Now is the perfect time to pull on your walking boots or wellies and take a stroll across the ancient Limpsfield Common to blow the cobwebs away and admire stunning autumn colours.
This National Trust natural gem is just a leaf kick away from our pub and has an extensive network of footpaths and bridleways through open heathland and large areas of woodland. Turn a Sunday walk into a family adventure with plenty of den building opportunities in the woods for the children, (and adults!) fly a kite on the open common, or just sit quietly on one of the many benches and breathe in the sights and smells of autumn.
Discover the partly hidden and recently restored Second World War air raid shelter, or set the children a challenge to find the little houses for woodland creatures, made by volunteers.
There are magnificent beech trees, some around 200 years old, and at this time of year their blazing colours of yellow and gold is certain to lift the spirits – make sure you take your camera to capture this impressive autumnal display.
If you prefer a more structured walk, then hop onto the National Trust website to find an easy walking trail around Ridland’s Grove. It should take 30 minutes to an hour, so perfect for the shorter days of the season but enough to work up an appetite for a delicious homecooked Sunday lunch back at our historic pub.