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Monthly Archives: MAY 2017


SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2017


Saturday 20th May Walk Report.



A selct group of 7 walkers set off from the Wharf Inn at Welford for a 6 mile canal walk. The weather was dry and sunny with the odd shower. A total of five boats were seen on the canal.
As the group turned for the return leg they couldn't hear themselves think for the noise of the sheep being separated from their lambs. 400 in all according to the farmer's wife. Continuing with the livestock theme they also saw the prize bull and Stuffy the one eyed Shetland pony which all made for interesting converation along the towpath on the way back.
On returning to the Wharf they were joined by Sue and Peter H and Dorothy W for lunch which everyone enjoyed. Our gastronomic correspondent says she can reccommend the flat iron steak which she says melted in her mouth.
Thanks to John A  for organising and leading the walk and to Julie S for acting as back marker and gastronomic reporter.

posted by CHANGERINGER on  May 21, 2017 15:39  under Walk Reports


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THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017


Thursday May 18th Walk Report.



A small group of 16 including Pam, a potential new member, set off from The Montague Arms in Barnwell for a five mile walk.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

The day before it had rained continuously and, although the rain was needed, it was a pleasure to walk in the warm sun with no wind.  The rain had made the going a little sticky in parts necessitating a paddle in the ford in Barnwell at the end to clean the boots up a bit.  We walked through several fields where the farmers had made a good job of instating the footpaths through the crops.  The views were spectacular and the clear weather allowed us to see a considerable distance.

Food back at the pub was promptly and efficiently served.  Being a small group we were all sat on one long table where there was considerable amount of banter!  Hugh and Margaret joined us for the lunch which was all very social. 

Thanks to Robert and Rosemary for leading two walks in a row.
Also thanks to Sue H for providing this report as the normal author was absent at a funeral.

posted by CHANGERINGER on  May 18, 2017 16:18  under Walk Reports


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SUNDAY, MAY 7, 2017


Saturday 6th may 2017 Walk Report.



8 of us including one visitor ( Julie P and her canine companion Patrick) set off from the Red Lion at Broughton in what were for the time of year pretty miserable conditions i.e dull, drizzling with a cold wind.
The weather was so miserable it reminded the chairman of mid-summer in Scotland.
However nothing daunted we set off on what proved to be an interesting and enjoyable six mile walk over tracks, pastures and some cultivated fields which due to the recent dry weather were mud free.
 
En route the weather improved to such an extent that waterproofs were discarded and such is the fickle hand of fate that 10 minutes later it started drizzling again.
We returned to the Red Lion where a most enjoyable and reasonably priced lunch was had by all.
Our thanks are due to John A and Julie S for organising and leading a very enjoyable walk.

posted by CHANGERINGER on  May 07, 2017 10:57  under Walk Reports


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THURSDAY, MAY 4, 2017


Thursday 4th May 2017 Walk Report.



14 of us set off from the Newton Dovecote Buttery near Geddington on a gloriously sunny morning but with an an unseasonably chilly wind which prersisted through the four miles of the walk.
Our route took us via fields roads and tracks to the edge of Little Oakley ( see picture of church below)
then back to Geddington past Newton Church where an information board records details of the Newton Riots which were a protest against the enclosure of Common Land by the local gentry among other things. These riots resulted in the usual massacre of peasants followed by a few dozen hangings of ringleaders.
So much for the good old days.
 
We also passed the Dovecote which is one of the few tangible remains of Newton Manor and some of the walkers had a closer look at this.
We then returned to the Buttery where an excellent lunch was enjoyed by all.
Our thanks are due to Robert and Rosemary W who stepped in at short notice to organise and lead a very interesting and informative walk over what to most participants untrod territory so close to home.
 
 
                                          Little Oakley Church
 

posted by CHANGERINGER on  May 04, 2017 18:22  under General


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