TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2019
Saturday 16th March 2019 Walk Report.
15 walkers including one visitor/new walker ( welcome Andy N.) met in the car park of the Hare at Loddington on a blowy March morning although the very high winds kept the rain that was forecast
Welcome Andy N.
Leaving the Hare at Loddington we crossed the fields up and
down over the feeder
streams to the reservoir to Cransleyvillage,
then along the Mawsley Rd
to Cransley Wood where we had our banana break.
The path through the wood was a bit muddy and then we were onto the old iron stone railway
After leaving the railway track we were back to grass fields, one
gateway had about 4
inches of muddy water.
As we came back to
Loddington we passed a field
with alpacas who thought that we were
Also some horses who were probably after some food only to be sadly disappointed
Back in Loddington we passed some expensive houses and then the church.
Back at the pub we were joined by four non walkers for a very good
Thanks to Bill J for organising and leading his first and hopefully not last Saturday walk .
Thanks to Julie S for back marking and taking
photos which probably explains why she is in so many of them.
( Only joking Julie)
posted by CHANGERINGER on March 19, 2019 11:06 under Walk Reports
SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2019
Thursday 7th March 2019 Walk Report.
Today we had a good, invigorating, 5 mile walk led by
Sue and Jem from The Bell Inn at East Langton in what could be described as
blustery and unsettled weather.
First, 5 new people were welcomed and introduced, bringing
the total number of walkers today to 33 – a large group.
I learnt that there is more than one Langton! We started from
East Langton and walking along the Leicestershire Round took us east to Thorpe
Langton, then north to near Stonton Wyville. After a short stretch along a road
and crossing a stream.
Leg over when not necessary!
We then made our way across a large ‘bumpy’ field with
sheep up to Church Langton church tower landmark.
It was pretty going through
the village past the church and war memorial, both with daffodil shows,
Banana Break Pictures are shown below:-
back to East Langton past the cricket ground.
The Leicestershire countryside is open and expansive and on one
hand this allowed us, at times, to view practically the whole of our route, on
the other hand the March winds did sometimes whip across the rolling hills.
The Bell Inn proved to be spacious and welcoming with some good
food and hospitality. Four other members of the group joined us. It would be
nice to return and perhaps sit on one of the tables in the front garden, if the
weather allowed. Thanks to Sue and Jem for organising and leading the walk.
Thanks to Carna B for providing this report
Pictures were provided by the following:-
posted by CHANGERINGER on March 09, 2019 11:38 under Walk Reports
MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2019
Saturday 2nd February 2019 Walk Report.
16 walkers and two dogs met at The Snooty Fox in Lowick ready to set off for a late Winter/early Spring walk.
started off with a bit of a chilly breeze and then within half an hour the sun
was out and it became very warm. After leaving the pub we walked from Lowick up to Drayton Manor which
is a beautiful building as seen in the pics and is one of the hidden gems of Northamptonshire. The walk actually skirted within
feet of the side and back of the main building. We also took the opportunity for a group photograph in front of the house.
We then cut through fields ending up in Slipton, another lovely village and home to the Samuel Pepys pub whose gable end could do with a visit from Lou and Keith.
Then the footpath actually went through a 5 bar gate right into
someone's garden and about 20 feet further on another small gate which went
across fields and down to Twywell, coming out at The Old Friar.
The worst of the walk was then a 3/4 mile
trek along a busyish country road which was a little unpleasant but then back
through fields, across a bridge over a "babbling" brook which had
suprisingly very clear water.
We then came out onto the main road in Lowick and a
short distance from the Pub. Two members
joined us then at the Snooty Fox for very reasonably priced meals.
Thanks to Gloria S and Vonnie M for organising, leading and back marking this walk. Thanks also to Vonnie for pictures and providing the report. Thanks also to Julie S for additional photographs.
posted by CHANGERINGER on March 04, 2019 14:48 under Walk Reports
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2019
Thursday 21st february 2019 Walk Report.
21 walkers assembled at the Bull’s Head, Arthingworth, on an unseasonally warm and dry February morning. We were pleased to welcome two new ladies, Caroline and Ann, who joined us for the walk and were keen to join the club.
After a short briefing, Chris S led us on her first walk as
leader. We walked along the road, past St Andrew’s Church then headed east across
the the undulating fields with clear views towards Harrington, eventually
dropping down to cross the River Ise at Newbottle Bridge.
By now the sun was shining as we steadily made our way up
the hill on a country road to St Peter and St Paul’s Church Harrington for our
"banana break”. The numerous snowdrops
and aconites in the graveyard were at their peak of perfection so the keen
photographers of our merry band were able to snap away.
We then continued on the pavement up into the village of
Harrington and past the Tollemache Arms to reach the footpath to take us back
to Arthingworth. From the footpath, we
were able to see "The Falls”, the remains of the medieval fishponds and
terraces as well as sunken garden belonging to the manor, which was pulled down
by the Lionel Tollemache in 1745.
Back marker and chairman
climbing a few stiles, we reached the old bridge to, once again, cross the
River Ise and then walk back to the Bull’s Head where we were joined by Margaret B and David S for a well-earned lunch.
Thanks to Julie S and John A for all their help as support and
Chairman's note. A very big thank you to Chris S on leading her first walk which she did in a most assured manner and provided a wealth of information en route. She also provided this excellent report.
posted by CHANGERINGER on February 22, 2019 21:10 under Walk Reports
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2019
Saturday 16th February 2019 Walk Report.
17 walkers gathered at the Stag at Maidwell on a dry, overcast day with a light wind blowing.
Three new walkers ( Mark T, Chrissy O and Margarite H) were welcomed by Julie S.
On leaving the pub and taking the side road to Manor Farm they paused to to view the magnificent waterfall and dry ironstone wall with a grinding stone as a feature.
Continuing on to Blueberry Lodge the footpath became very muddy.
Had the horse been on the same footpath?
Next they turned towards Houghton crossing and en route saw a pack of foot beagles in full flight accompanied by hunting horns.
As if that wasn't enough excitement they next met up with a group of twitchers with scopes on tripods and they were kind enough to let the group view a distant Great grey Shrike, a very rare sighting .
On following the Brampton Way to the Maidwell turn by way of the old railway cast iron footbridge they arrived back at the pub where they were joined by Honourary Life Member John C plus Margaret B, Ann R and Shirley H.
All agreed that it had been a good friendly and happy walk as evidenced by the smiling faces in the pictures below.
Who's a naughty boy then?
Thanks to John A for organising and leading this very interesting walk and to Julie S for acting as back marker and providing the photographs.
posted by CHANGERINGER on February 17, 2019 14:29 under Walk Reports