Vonnie M has a pair of ankle gaiters for sale as per the picture below.
Asking a very reasonable £7.
If you fancy them contact Vonnie on 07899917229.
On 10 January 25 of us set off on our 5 mile walk from
beautiful Easton on the Hill, down through fields across a couple of stiles.
Then across a railway line
into the park lands of Stamford where Boudicca chased the Romans.
back-marker valiantly chased us to benches for banana break.
We then skirted
the rivulet near the town and made our way through narrow passages and a tunnel to
the High Street,
Passing The George climbed the hill and on up to St Martin’s
Without passing an ornate entrance to Burghley House.
We were in cheerful spirits.
Although the skies were mainly overcast,
there were brief glimpses of sunshine and conditions underfoot were easy. Views
were long. The final stage of our walk took us along a field track, past the
astonishing ruins of Wothorpe Tower (we understand the Cecil Family from
Burghley House moved there in summer while Burghley was being "deep cleaned”),
We passed through woodland where a Montessori Forest School meets, to the A43. We
returned to The Blue Bell on the dot of 12.30, Where we were warmly welcomed and enjoyed
a delicious lunch promptly with John C joining us.
We were all really grateful to be able to share
such valuable friendship and to start the New Year as we hope to go on. Good
health and happiness in 2019 everyone.
Thanks to Jane G and Celia S for organising and leading this very enjoyable walk with additional thanks to Julia Brookes for acting as back marker.
This report was prepared by Celia S who also provide some of the photographs with the others being provided by our resident photographer Carna B.
Just a brief reminder that as a club whilst we welcome dogs on walks it is our policy that that they be kept on a lead ( this includes flexi leads) at all time unless otherwise directed.
Could walk leaders contacted by people wishing to walk as visitors and bring their dogs please inform them of the club's policy?
18 walkers met in the car park of the Piper in Kettering for our first walk of 2019 including three visitors and four dogs. Weather was cold and cloudy but thankfully not as frosty as day before.
Visitors were Sheri C and the chairman's two sons Iain and Alastair.
We walked passed the Ise Lodge skate park and across what is shown on maps as "The Wilderness" to the A6 after crossing which we turned left up Barton Hill then near the top turned onto a path much frequented by dog walkers.
After passing St. Botolph's church we crossed Polwell Lane and skirted the back of Wicksteed Park and circumnavigated the fishing lake then walked up to the top of the park and like the Grand Old Duke of York walked back down again pausing for our banana break.
We made our way back towards the A6 and re-traced our way back via the Wilderness to the Piper where we were joined by John C and Glyn W for an excellent lunch.
Thanks to Gloria S for organising and leading this walk and Vonnie Mc for acting as back marker.
The committee and I would like to wish all members of KDRC and their families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.