16 walkers and two dogs met at The Snooty Fox in Lowick ready to set off for a late Winter/early Spring walk.
The day 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.