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Saturday 14th January 2017 Walk Report.

12 walkers  ( including some doing a "taster" walk ) set off from the car park at Wadenhoe for a 6.25 mile walk.
The weather was dull at first but brightened later and most importantly stayed dry.
On returning lunch was taken at the Old Barn in Wadenhoe which for those of you who do not know it is a very pleasant blend of cafe, plant centre and gift shop.
Thanks to Jane for planning and leading the walk and to Gloria for acting as back marker.

posted by CHANGERINGER on  January 19, 2017 11:41  under Walk Reports

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Thursday 9th January 2017 Walk Report.

In spite of a rather dire weather forecast around 30 members set off from The Bell at Little Addington for a 5 mile walk in what proved to be mostly dry weather albeit with fairly low temperatures. It was nice to see Rosemary out and about again after a few months absence.
Our route took us to great Addington and over the fields to th farm at the Waterloo Memorial.
Following a recce walk on Monday which included some of the stickiest mud ever the route was changed to avoid the offending fields and we arrived for our break in the shelter of straw bales almost dry shod.
We then walked along the road to Finedon for about half a mile and this stretch must be one of the most littered stretches in the county.
Leaving the road it was good firm tracks all the way back to the pub. By way of something different we passed a game shoot complete with gamecart well laden with pheasants but none were offered to us.
The forecast rain started shortly before we reached the pub but nothing too bad. We were joined by John C for lunch which was goos as always.
It was agreed that future Thursday walks will all have a 10.00am start time ( pub openings permitting).

posted by CHANGERINGER on  January 12, 2017 16:46  under Walk Reports

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Monday 2nd January 2017 Walk Report.

An excellent turnout of 30 members set out in glorious sunshine from the Stag's Head at Maidwell for our New Year walk.
The initial part of the route on roads was slightly icy due to the previous days rain followed by an uvernight frost but we all survived unscathed to Blueberry Farm where we began the ascent of Haselbech Hill.
We stopped for our banana break near the top and enjoyed spectacular views over the Northamptonshire countryside.
Apart from one field edge the route back on good tracks and by the time we regained the road most of the ice had gone.
An excellent lunch was enjoyed back at the Stag's Head.
Our thanks to David and Sarah for planning and leading an excellent walk.

posted by CHANGERINGER on  January 02, 2017 15:11  under Walk Reports

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Season's Geetings.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all members of KDRC and their families a very Happy Christmas and all the best for 2017.
David H.

posted by CHANGERINGER on  December 24, 2016 8:48  under General

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Thursday 15th December Walk Report.

Around 23 of us set off for our traditional  nearly Christmas walk from the Griffin's Head at Mears Asby across the fields then around Sywell reservoir A stop was made for mulled wine and mince pies half way round the reservoir and a group photograph was taken by Ian who demonstrated his fleetness of foot by setting the self timer on his camera and sprinting into the picture the results of which are shown below.
On returm to the pub we were joined by a couple of non walking members for lunch which was excellent as always.
"After a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie even the Chairman almost managed a smile."
Thanks to Sue and Peter for organising the walk and also for providing the seasonal refreshments.

posted by CHANGERINGER on  December 16, 2016 15:05  under Walk Reports

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