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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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Christmas Walk and Lunch Report from Saturday 10th December.

27 walker set out from Great Cransley for our Christmas walk. Our route took us via Cransley Wood and the old quarry railway line then on to Loddington returning over some testing fields to Great Cransley. The weather stayed dry till we got back to the Red Lion at Broughton where we were joined some additional members for an excellent seasonal lunch which was most ably organised by Sue C.
The service from the staff was excellent and to use the old phrase " a good time was had by all".
Thanks to Gloria for leading the walk and to Linda for acting as back marker.
Don't forget the New year walk on Monday the 2nd January 2017from the Stag's Head at Maidwell, meeting by 10.15 to order lunch.
If you want to take part contact David and Sarah on 01536 510425.

posted by CHANGERINGER on  December 12, 2016 11:45  under Walk Reports

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Walk Report for Thursday 1st December.

In spite of the initially cold conditions 22 walkers gathered in the car park of the Axe and Compasse for a very pleasant walk in what turned out to be almost Spring like conditions with brilliant sunshine.
The route took us through the village then across the fields to Denford.
From here we crossed the River Nene to join the old Nene Valley railway line from Northampton to Peterborough.Part way along the line we stopped for a very enjoyable banana break on an old bridge over the river tempered only by a chilly breeze.
We then continued along the line leaving at Woodford Mill Tearoom then back via Kinewell Lake to the pub where an excellent lunch was enjoyed by all.
Thanks to John for leading the walk and to Julie for acting as back marker.
The next Thursday walk will be from The Griffin's Head at Mears Ashby and seasonal refreshments will be offered part way round Sywell Reservoir so please bring a mug or a cup for some warming cheer.

posted by CHANGERINGER on  December 01, 2016 16:47  under Walk Reports

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