July 2018 Outing

Devils Dyke and Borde Hill Gardens Report

Monday 23rd July.

An early start for some of us to the Devils Dyke near Brighton, a National Trust area on the South Downs. A very spectacular area with great views, though they are hard to create on the photographs. There were 12 of us and we spent the morning walking around the valley. There were butterflies but there was a good breeze which made it more comfortable for us, but that and the heat made the insects more flighty so again a challenge to get any good shots.

My best opportunity was a Hummingbird Hawk-moth but it was there in an instant and then gone before I could even lift the camera.
At last the Devils Dyke Pub and Hotel opened so we could have a cold drink.

Then on to the Wheatsheaf Inn in Cuckfield and as usual a good meal with lots of discussion.

In the afternoon we went to Borde Hill Gardens near Haywards Heath. Everyone seemed to think it was a great location with plenty of photo opportunities.

So we were more than pleased with the day.

Ray Waters,

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