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Thursday 29th November 2018 Walk Report.

21 walkers met in the car park of the The Bell at Little Addington on what could be described as a fairly miserable morning with strong gusty winds blowing and the threat of rain..
Our route took us up through the village and on to a couple of fields which in the pre-walk briefing were described as "claggy" and proved to be so.

We then reached the River Nene and followed the route of the Nene Way which to the writer's mind is synonymous with mud as shown in the picture below.

The path led us past the Frontier Activities Centre where in the distance archery practice could just be seen.

We then crossed  the River Nene ( or was it a backwater? It seems to have so many channels) by the bridge below.

After this we joined the route of the old Nene Valley Railway line on and a good surfaced patu took us past the Stanwick Lakes Centre. It is amazing to think that the lake are the result of sand and gravel extraction as they look so natural.

We took oor banana break near the curious structure shown below. It appears to be a part completed roundhouse or is it an art work?

                             Sculpture or structure?

Continuing on the old railway track the skies darkened and a very sharp but thankfully very short rain shower occurred but this soon passed and was followed by some blue skies as below.

The railway track was left at the site of the old Ringstead and Addington station and the various channels of the River Nene were crossed before some field edge paths took us back to the road into the village and  back to the pubwhere lunch was served promptly and offered good value for money.

Thanks to Robert and Rosemary W for organising and leading this walk and to Carna B for providing her always delightful pictures.

posted by CHANGERINGER on  December 02, 2018 11:42  under Walk Reports

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