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SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2019

Saturday 13th April Walk Report.

On Saturday 13 April, 22 of us had been expected to walk, under Dorothy W’s leadership, some five miles from Easton on the Hill. Regrettably, closure of the A43 at Weldon made some journeys more complicated but people who eventually  made it to the walk enjoyed themselves on a sunny morning. 

We were delighted to see bluebells and new lambs as we walked briskly on our way down to Stamford.

We then crossed the railway line at the approved crossing point.

Then we passed under the A1 road through the park where the last battle between Boadicea and the Romans took place and is marked by a plaque.

                                     Fierce Iceni dog guarding ford.


We than had our banana break.

After banana break we passed this imposing residence on the outskirts of Stamford.

 Then we climbed up through fields and woods, where the trees were covered in new bright green leaves.

After passing under the A! yet again we passed this des res sat in glorious isolation.

 Then past a meandering stream to the intriguing ruins of Wothorpe Towers.

 Our route then took us along a field track to the A43 and back to a jolly good lunch, as ever, at the Blue Bell in Easton.

Thanks to Dorothy W for organising and leading this walk and to Julie S for acting as back marker and providing photographs.

Thanks also to Celia S for providing this report.

posted by CHANGERINGER on  April 21, 2019 9:10  under Walk Reports

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MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2019

Mobile phone problems

My mobile phone is telling me I have received messages but then they don't show up in my messages list. So if you have sent me a text in the last few days and were expecting a reply I haven't been ignoring you but my phone has. I won't have been able to read your message either.
Till the issue is resolved please ring mobile rather than text as landline voicemail is also playing up.
Mobile no. 07512790188.
David H.

posted by CHANGERINGER on  April 15, 2019 9:53  under General

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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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