22 walkers including two potential new members set off from
The Bell at Gumley on a pleasant summer’s day.
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The route went towards Laughton before arriving at the Grand
Union Canal. From there the walk was
along to Foxton Locks. A lot of boats
were travelling up and down the locks which was interesting as these are
staircase locks. Ice creams were
purchased and time spent following the passage of the boats.
On arrival back at the pub Margaret, Hugh and Ann joined us. The pub was overflowing with people and a
good meal was had by all.
Thanks to Sue and Jem for organising the walk.
Also thanks to Sue H for providing the report.
8 of us ( plus Patrick the dog) set off from the Queens Head at Orlingbury on a pleasant enough but not too warm day fora 6.25 mile walkacross the fields to Hardwick where the church and the Old School were much admired.
On leaving Hardwick we crossed numerous fields before reaching the back end of Wellingborough Cricket Club where where what one can only presume was the detritius from a barbeque or some such event had been thrown through the hedge onto the footpath.
However nothing daunted we continued on and after numerous fields arrived in Little Harrowden for the last ascent up the hill to Orlingbury.
The pub was not serving lunches so we made our way to the Lamb at Little Harrowden where we were joined by Linda D for lunch.
Hopefully we will see Linda out walking again in the not too distant future.
A good lunch was had by all with two members staying behind for pudding and very it nice it was too.
Thanks to Jane T for organising and leading the walk and to to the chairman for acting as back marker.