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Walk Reports


Thursday 4th September Walk Report.

25 members met in the car park of the Manor House Hotel in Alconbury on a bright sunny breezy day for a five mile walk.

A notable feature of the car park is a curiously carved tree as per the pictures below.

During the pre-walk briefing Jem C said that as would be crossing the Great North Road we would have be vigilant however not one stage coach was to be seen during our crossing.

The route took us close to the church and some attractive houses. as pictures below.

The route was good flat walking mostly mostly on arable land where much post harvest activity was seen.

A couple of curious sheep came to greet us and one pushed its head through the wire fencing and got stuck, luckily Julie S came to the rescue.

A herd of cattle found us interesting too and trotted over to investigate.

During the banana break the opportunity was taken for a group picture.

We were joined on the way back by a group of about 15 ramblers from the Peterborough Club who also lunched at the Manor House Hotel where the food proved to be excellent.

Thanks to Sue and Jem C for organising and leading this walk in pastures new for most participants.

Thanks to Caroline C for providing this report and pictures.

Thanks also to Julie S for rescuing the sheep


posted by CHANGERINGER on  September 10, 2019 10:24  under Walk Reports

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Saturday 31st August Walk Report.

6 people enjoyed a very nice walk from Wing Hall.

 A 6 mile walk a up and down but nothing we couldn't cope with.The views were fantastic.

Banana break pictures.

The coat of arms on the gate belong to Lyndon Hall. 

 Back at Wing Hall I have had better food, everything came as a sandwich and i don't do sandwiches but thats me. 

Picture of our food correspondent.

Thanks to Richard G for organising and leading this walk in what looks like very attractive countryside.

Thanks to Julie S for back marking, taking pictures and providing this report and providing a critique of the food at Wing Hall. What a busy girl she is.

posted by CHANGERINGER on  September 07, 2019 10:23  under Walk Reports

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Saturday 17th August Walk Report.

Good walk today from The Royal Oak in Walgrave. Across fields to Holcot, on to Hannington and back to Walgrave. Weather was really good although we thought we felt couple drops of rain but turned out to be nothing. Terrain was good, couple of inclines but numerous styles, some a little bit high. Overall a good walk led by Nonnie with Theresa as back stop.
Selection of pictures from walk below provided by Vonnie Mc.

posted by CHANGERINGER on  August 28, 2019 8:53  under Walk Reports

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Saturday 3rd August 2019 Walk Report

10 members met at Bosworth's Garden Centre on a pleasant morning at 09.45 to order food and started off at 10.00hrs through the fields of horses tha were liable to end up on some French dinner plate or some unsuspecting burger.
We clipped the edge of Burton Latimer past the football pitch where the Poppies were to play their first match of the season and on to the A14 where we took the footpat along side this busy road, this was the bed of the old Kettering to Cambridge  railway line.

After posing for a photo by Roger K on the steps down to the lower level we took the wrong path only to find the correct path was over grown with nettles since the recce due to the wet warm weather. 

Two ladies with bare legs and one dog turned back at this point, the others carrying on expecting Dr. Livingstone to appear at any moment.

We then went past the rear of Weetabix where the path had been trimmed and into Burton latimer Pocket Park.
Due to the length of time getting through the jungle we went direct to Bosworth's cutting a mile or so off the route.

Back at Bosworth's we were joined by three non walking members for lunch.

Thanks to Bill J for organising and leading what appears to have been a an adventurous walk.
Thanks also to Roger K for acting as back marker. Roger also posted some pictures of the walk on our Facebook page. Find us at "Kettering and District Rambling Club" to see them.

posted by CHANGERINGER on  August 13, 2019 17:18  under Walk Reports

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Thursday 8th August 2019 Walk Report.

Twenty-eight KDRC members met on a warm sunny morning at The Bell Inn, Little Addington. Leader Paul took us through Saint Mary's Churchyard and across the Woodford/Crow Hill road to join the Nene Way. 

This first section was pretty hard going as the farmer had ploughed the rape-field, footpath and all. Then down the hill to the river.

 On reaching the Nene we headed west following the river, the wildflowers abundant with butterflies and dragonflies.

 We then passed the Frontier Centre Outdoor Pursuits Camp.

 We then emerged into Marsh Lane passing the old Rushden & Diamonds football ground and the new ALDI store. 

Walking parallel to the A6 roadbridge and crossing the Nene on the old bridge at an opportune moment to witness a canal boat heading towards Thrapston. Entering Stanwick Lakes we passed the old Irthlingborough Station platform closed in 1961.

 Heading on past many families having picnics in the country park we arrived back at the Nene.

After crossing it on the zig-zag iron bridge it was time to do the return uphill climb and trudge through the fields again.

An enjoyable six mile walk rewarded by refreshments and an excellent lunch at The Bell. 

Thanks to Paul B for organising and leading his first and hopefully many walks for the club. Paul also provided this report.

 Many thanks to Elsa H for acting as backmarker and to Carna B for providing her always delightful pictures.

posted by CHANGERINGER on  August 12, 2019 9:38  under Walk Reports

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 Thursday 4th September Walk Report. 

-September 10, 2019

 Saturday 31st August Walk Report. 

-September 07, 2019

 Saturday 17th August Walk Report. 

-August 28, 2019

 Only one date needed to fill next walk card. 

-September 03, 2019

 Twinwood Festival Ticket available. 

-August 15, 2019