SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 2017
Saturday June 17th "Peak Border" Walk Report.
On what proved to be the hottest day of the year so far 7 hardy souls set out from Kettering station for a journey to Cromford on the edge of the Peak District.With only one steep climb they were indeed fortunate in the choice of route as the Peak District is not short of severe undulations.
Proceeding via Cromford Wharf and canal ( historical note: Cromford Mill was the world’s first successful water powered cotton spinning mill and was built in 1771 by Sir Richard Arkwright and is said by many to be the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution). Plenty of wildlife was to be seen along the canal.
Their route then took them via Ambergate to Belper where a very nice lunch was had at the Hurt Arms.
The route then took them to the river gardens in Belper where the walk finished with an ice cream.
In view of the temperatures peaking at 27 Deg. C and after walking 11 miles never was ice cream more richly deserved.
Thanks to Steven T for organising and leading the walk and to Julie S for acting as back marker
posted by CHANGERINGER on June 18, 2017 8:23 under Walk Reports
THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2017
Thursday June 15th Walk Report.
The venue for this walk was Launde Abbey which for those who don't know it is a Church of England Retreat/Conference Centre which nestles in a valley amongst the rolling Leicestershire Wolds.
17 of us assembled on what had started as a bright sunny day but with what proved to be a persistent wind which prompted many comments concerning the lack of outer layers of clothing being brought.
However once we were underway and given the undulating nature of the terrain we soon warmed up.
We in KDRC do not refer to hills we prefer to use the word "undulations". Let it be said there are some pretty testing undulations around Launde Abbey but they do give rise to some spectacular views over the Leicestershire countryside.
As the walk progressed the sunny sky clouded over and to the horror of all a few drops of rain actually had the temerity to fall on us. However it soon passed and we all returned to the Abbey for an excellent lunch where we were joined by Gervase F and Pam S.
We shared the communal dining room with a number of the clergy including at least one bishop. What these good souls made of us I cannot begin to guess.
Thanks to Richard G for organising and leading the walk and also to Julie S for acting as back marker on a very enjoyable 5 mile walk.
posted by CHANGERINGER on June 15, 2017 15:09 under Walk Reports
THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 2017
Rene Bent funeral arrangements.
The funeral of Rene Bent will take place at 3.30pm on Wednesday 14th of June in the Alber Munn Chapel at Kettering Crematorium, Rothwell Road, Kettering NN16 8XE.
posted by CHANGERINGER on June 08, 2017 18:54 under General
THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 2017
Obituary for Rene Bent (Wallis)
The death of Rene Bent at the age of 94 has been reported to us.
She was the husband of Norman who was a past Chairman of KDRC and they were both long time members during the period spanning the 1970's/2000's.
In later days Rene was a member of the Strollers and it had been her intention to join our 80th celebration in March but was prevented from doing so by a fall.
Our thoughts are with her family at this sad time.
posted by CHANGERINGER on June 01, 2017 14:44 under General
THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 2017
Thursday 1st June 2017 Walk Report.
20 walkers including one visitor Erica with her dog Bertie set off from the Dukes at Wooford amidst brilliant sunshine which persisted for the whole walk along with real summery temperaturs. Our route took us through the village then across the fields and the River Nene to Denford.On passing the churchyard a CWGC headstone for a member of the Northamptonshire Regiment dated 1916 was noted.
We then crossed the fields to Ringstead and paused for our banana break by Kinewell Lake.
Skirting the lake we made for Willy Watts Mill and crossed the old Northampton to Peterborough railway line and made our way back to Woodford where we were joined by Ann R for an excellent lunch which at only £6 for a main course offered superb value.
Author's note: In the churchyard at Woodford there is also a lone CWGC headsone marking the resting place of a member of the Royal Flying Corps dated 1917. If any one can shed any light as to the circumstances of this grave and the one at Denford I would be most interested to find out.
Our thanks to Sue and Peter H for organising and leading the walk and extra thanks for their Herculean efforts in clearing away nettles etc prior to the walk so that wearers of shorts remained unstung.
posted by CHANGERINGER on June 01, 2017 14:25 under Walk Reports