I was out on the Vanguard Way Section today. It was looking particularly lovely with the sun casting it rays through the woods. The trees, bushes and unfortunately some stinging nettles are out in full force. The footing was damp from the recent rain and a little muddy in sections but absolutely nothing of concern. A good road shoe would give ample grip.
I will be testing out other sections of the route over the next couple of weeks so watch out for updates.