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Monthly Archives: JANUARY 2017


Thursday 26th January 2017 Walk Report.

A somewhat depleted band of 18 ( including four people doing a "taster" walk)  set off from the Cross Keys at Kingscliffe for a 5 mile walk from the village around Fineshade Woods. .
It was cold and raw with a chilly wind but a good pace helped to heat us up.
We were joined part way round by a couple of dogs who decided they would rather walk with us than their owners but were led astray even further when another two dogs apeared and they all dashed off into the woods, hopefully returning to their respective owners in the fullness of time.
On returning to the pub we were joined by John C for an enjoyable lunch.
During this the Chairman took the opportunity to remind those present who had indicated that they wished to attend the 80th Anniversary celebration that monies should be paid by the end of the month.
Thanks to Robert and Rosemary for organising and leading an excellent mud and stile free walk.

posted by CHANGERINGER on  January 26, 2017 15:31  under Walk Reports

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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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