15 walkers met at the Wharf Inn at Welford on a warm dry day with some light cloud.
Four newcomers namely Teresa R, Lynn D, Maureen A and Grace F were welcomed by Julie S and are pictured below along with Lynn S who is fairly new to the club.
They are shown in picture below (apologies for technical issues with picture.):-
On leaving the pub and going through village we took a short cut through some allotments some of which were immaculate and others were totally neglected.
Into the fields passing a tractor spraying crops with via long arms luckily we avoided the chemical cloud.
In a later field a picture was taken of the obligatory Spring lamb also seen were these blooms.
We continued on to Bridge 39 on the Leicester Arm of the Grand Union Canal then along the towpath.
Lots of traffic on the canal and everyone waved to us. Canals are irresistible to photographers especially in sunny weather and our party proved no exception with a selection of pictures taken below.
Coffee break was taken at Bridge 40.
Then onto the Welford Arm of the as signposted below.
Lots walkers, families and dogs on this part of walk. Then over last bridge before returning to Wharf.
On arrival at the Wharf Julie S posed with her latest purchase.
Arrived back at the pub at 12.45 where a large wedding party filled the bar. We were joined by John C and Shirley H for lunch which was served promptly and was as always excellent.
Thanks to John A for organising and leading this walk in Spring sunshine and also for providing this report.
Thanks to Julie S for acting as back marker and providing many of the photographs.
Thanks also to Roger K for providing additional photographs.