Monday, October 20, 2008

Time Out Walk Book 2 Number 15

With my man flu on the wane it was out to Coulsdon for a Sunday afternoon country walk. Coulsdon is within the M25 and half of London seemed to get off the train and start the walk with us. I think it was because you could have a lie-in and still start at a decent time. The halfway pub, The Fox on Coulsdon Common, was big enough for everyone who wanted a drink and stocked Bombardier bitter with decent fish and chips, so no complaint there.
The weather was windy but mild; leaves were falling but not golden yet. Took a few minutes to look at the medieval Chaldon Church which has an amazing mural painted by a monk in the 1100's (above). It depicts dodgy businessmen being toasted in hell by cat-headed devils. I wonder how big the bonuses were in the Dark Ages.

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