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Thursday 13th December 2018 Walk Report.

26 walkers met in the car park of the Horseshoe pub at Sywell on a cold and sunny Winter morning. Thankfully the car park was not an ice rink this as it had been the previous year.

After ordering lunch we drove to the car park at Sywell Reservoir Country Park where after mastering the complexities of the Pay and Display machine we were ready for the off.

                                        Under starter's orders.

Much work has been done to improve the path around the reservoir and provides good going.

The reservoir is home to a substantial bird population and some of its inhabitants are shown below.

Half way round a stop was made for the traditional seasonal refreshments of mulled wine ( alcoholic and non-alcoholic for the more abstemious) and home made mince pies.

Mr.Kipling may make exceedingly good cakes but Sue H makes absolutely scrumptious mince pies.
They were so good that nothing was left of them on the nearby bird table.

The final part of the walk was along the dam wall and completed a magical morning's walking.

We then returned to the Horseshoe where most of the food was delivered fairly promptly in spite of the pub being busy. The only exception was for those who had ordered fresh cooked liver and bacon which when it came looked to be well worth the wait.

The most enormous thanks are due to Peter and Sue H for organising and leading the walk and for providing the seasonal refreshments.

Thanks are also due to Carna B for providing a photographic record of a classic KDRC Winter walk.

posted by CHANGERINGER on  December 14, 2018 20:27  under Walk Reports

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