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MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2019

Long delays at Weldon roadworks.

If you are intending to do the walk from Kings Cliffe this coming Thursday please allow around an extra 30 minutes for your journey if you are using the A43 due to horrific delays at Weldon roadworks.

posted by CHANGERINGER on  April 15, 2019 9:25  under General

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Saturday 6th April 2019 Walk Report.

8 walkers took the x 4 bus to Oundle. We walked through fields and footpaths to Warmington past the mill and the river which gave rise to some excellent photo opportunities as shown below.

Then through the rape fields on towards Fotheringhay and into the church.

We saw the place where Mary Queen of Scots was beheaded we were told it took the axe man three goes to chop her head off. The picture below shows the house where the executioner was reputed to have lodged prior to the grisly event.

We then went to The Falcon pub where we had a very enjoyable lunch. After our lunch we wondered through more fields along by the river and on towards Elton. We took the long way round almost into Nassington. Our last field was a climb into the main street where we waited just 10 mints for the 4 o clock bus home. Guess what no mud no need to clean boots. Weather was fine a little windy towards the end. Thanks to Steven T for a very interesting walk.  

The happy walkers are shown below.

Thanks are also due to Julie S for acting as back marker, providing this report and some of the pictures. Thanks to Andy N for providing the remainder of the pictures.

posted by CHANGERINGER on  April 10, 2019 9:27  under Walk Reports

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Thursday 4th April Walk Report.

On a frosty but bright morning 29 walkers set off from The Overstone Arms at Pytchley.  Five new potential members were welcomed.  The walk worked its way, mainly on footpaths, in a northerly direction over to the A14.   Here the path ran next to the main road in a cutting.  Not a pleasant experience having the traffic and its fumes roaring by above our heads.  But the main thing was the enormous amount of rubbish.  Empty cans, takeaway food boxes and countless other items of peoples throw away garbage.  It was a disgrace.

Soon we left this and joined the road towards Broughton Grange and the golf course.   Much more pleasant walking and environment even though the wind had now got up and somehow there were quite a few undulations to puff up!

Signs of Spring were to be seen including the first yellowing oil seed rape fields.

New lambs were also to be seen as the pictures below show.

Break Pictures below.

Roger seems to be very proud of his black banana.

                           Ken C again plus new walker

        "They might at least have told me they were leaving"

This wide bridle path lead towards Broughton cemetery with the church in the distance.  Turning left the footpath led past Underwood’s Hill Spinney before reaching the outskirts of Pytchley. A short road section led back to the pub where we were joined by Sue, David and Margaret for an excellent lunch efficiently served.

Thanks to Keith and Lou for leading the walk.

Thanks to Sue H for providing this report.

Picture s were supplied by Sue H, Ian B, Julie S and Caroline C.

posted by CHANGERINGER on  April 08, 2019 14:31  under Walk Reports

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Road Walking Reminder.

The committee have worked hard over the last few years to try and maintain high standards of discipline when walking on roads with no footpath as per the Highway Code i.e walk in single file facing on oncoming traffic."
Comments have been made that this is not always being adhered to on some walks particularly where new walkers are doing their first walk.
Having walked with other groups I know that some of them are not as concerned as we are about this issue and this may be why new walkers tend to be a bit more relaxed if they too walk with other groups.

Could I ask all walk leaders when new walkers join their walks that they explain our policy in this respect and that other walkers may remind them of the need to stay in single file if requested to do so.

Could I also take this opportunity to remind all walkers of the need to adhere to the requirement to walk in single file if requested to do so and not wander all over the road. I know we all love to chat and it is difficult to do when in single file but you know it makes sense to do so.
David H.
Chairman KDRC.

posted by CHANGERINGER on  April 02, 2019 11:05  under General

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Saturday 30th March 2019 Walk Report.

17 walkers inc 2 new ladies and 3 dogs met at Thornhill Arms Rushton Northants.
The weather was warm and sunny as we set off on footpath opp. pub passing pocket path.
On gently rising ground we crossed railway and passed a wind farm, the going was firm and dry.
After a couple of fields we reached a road at Pipewell where we turned left and after 100 yds took the left fork s.p. Rushton
On a quiet road no f/path we continued for 1/2 mile then followed s.p. through hedge on right
crossed the field then had our break. 

We carried on to a farm track 

This led us back to a bridge under the railway and to the road again. Turning left with no f/path to Triangular Lodge where the path restarted.
This took us  back to the village and pub where four 4 extras joined us for lunch.
The new ladies thanked us and said they would come again.
The walk was approx 4.75 miles and enjoyed by all.
Thanks to Vera & Glyn W for organisng and leading this walk and for providing this report.
Thanks also to Judith E for providing the pictures

posted by CHANGERINGER on  April 02, 2019 10:52  under Walk Reports

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