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Monthly Archives: NOVEMBER 2016


Saturday 19th November Walk Report.

A somewhat reduced party of 5 set off from Kettering to Market Harborough by train and in a change to the advertised programme as the say on TV they did not walk back to Kettering but walked to Weston by Welland in fine weather and with fantastic views to be seen.
Lunch was taken at The Wheel and Compass at Weston which according to our correspondent offers terrific value. The omelette with fries and salad at four pounds was such a bargainn that some were tempted to have apple crumble ( yum yum to again quote our correspondent).
The best part of lunch was the round of drinks bought by Jem whose generosity was the result of finding a £20 note in a hedge en route!
They then returned to Harborough giving a walk of 10.5 miles in total and caught the train back to Kettering.
Thanks to Steven for leading the walk and to our food correspondent Julie for providing the report.

posted by CHANGERINGER on  November 25, 2016 15:08  under Walk Reports

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Thursday 17th November Walk Report.

22 walkers set off from the Cross Keys at Kingscliffe on a somewhat chilly day but not too bad considering it was the middle of November. The route took us through part of Fineshade woods and over some undulating counrtyside giving rise to excellent views.
Just before Blatherwycke a group of us opted for the shorter road walk back to Kingscliffe while the hardier souls went through the village and back via the lakeside to Kingscliffe. The rain held off till near the end of the walk and most of us arrived back fairly dry.
An excellent lunch was had at the Cross Keys.
Thanks to Dorothy for leading the walk and to Angela for acting as Back Marker.

posted by CHANGERINGER on  November 17, 2016 16:28  under Walk Reports

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Great Cransley Pictures from 3rd Nove walk.

Thanks to Carna for these pictures:-
Mummy look at all those funny people walking past.
"Let there be light"

posted by CHANGERINGER on  November 07, 2016 18:00  under Walk Reports

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October 22nd Walk Report.

We caught the number 16 Raunds bus from Eskdail St. And after a pleasant country ride through Cranford and Woodford, we alighted at Thrapston where we commenced our walk along part of the Nene way passing along water meadows, past lakes before going under the Old Kettering to Cambridge railway viaduct. The walk continued through pleasant countryside with distant views of Denford before reaching the Nene, walking along what was at this point the trackbed of the former Peterborough Northampton railway.We diverted off the track at this point following the path into Woodford where we had a coffee stop by the church. The walk continued down towards Woodford mill (close to Ringstead )at which point we continued along the route of the old railway before reaching our lunch stop at Stanwick Lakes.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />


After lunch we continued into Irthlingborough via Nene Park as  planned as there is a bus stop for those who did not want to walk the full 11miles. After Irthlingborough we crossed the valley on the newly created greenway across the nature reserve into Higham Ferrers, from where we caught the number 49 bus home.


Sadly despite this being a walk planned for most abilities,( the bus stop at Nene Park giving the option of an 8 mile walk), the turnout was extremely disappointing with only 3 participants including Sarah and myself  plus one other.(thanks to John Maher for his support).
Chairman's comment.
Thanks to David and Sarah for arranging this walk ( and David for providing report.).
A most disappointing turnout as David says and very disheartening for them and all the other weekend walk leaders who see very low numbers. With over 90 members surely we can do better
than this?

posted by CHANGERINGER on  November 07, 2016 17:44  under Walk Reports

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Thursday 3rd November Walk Report.

A good turnout of 24 walkers had a most enjoyable walk from the Three Cranes at Great Cransley today. The route was mixture of roads, woods,bridleways and part of the old quarry railway that took iron ore from the quarries in the Loddington area.
On reaching Mawsley we turned for Cransley where we enjoyed a good lunch. The pub has recently been taken over by new owners and features an open log fire which I have to confess was making me perspire gently as I was sitting next to it.
The newsletters and weekend walk details for the next six months are now available and were handed out to those present on the walk. The remainder of members should receive theirs over the next few days.
Included with the newsletters are fliers for the 80th anniversary celebrations, details of the next club weekend in October 2017 at Shrewsbury. There are also details and menus for the Xmas walk and lunch at the Red Lion at Broughton.
Full payment should be with Sue Craxford by the 21st of November so not too much time to shilly shally as demand is likely to be high.

posted by CHANGERINGER on  November 03, 2016 16:56  under Walk Reports

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 Committee Vacancy. 

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 Thursday 6th January 2020 Walk Report. 

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 Pre ordering for 20th Feb Walk. 

-January 30, 2020

 AOB items for 2020 AGM. 

-January 29, 2020

 LONDON TRIP : 18.04.2020 

-January 25, 2020