Monthly Archives: NOVEMBER 2019
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2019
NOTE: NEW TIME FOR XMAS LUNCH AT STIRRUP CUP.
Please note that due to the planned walk being curtailed due to conditions underfoot it is our intention to be seated for lunch by 12.45 and not one o, clock as may have been previously mentioned. so please pass this message on to anyone who you know is going.
The walk will start at the usual time of 10.00a.m. at the Stirrup Cup.
posted by CHANGERINGER on November 29, 2019 15:06 under General
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2019
Saturday 23rd November 2019 Walk Report.
13 members met at the Dukes at Welford for a six mile walk on a slightly damp overcast day but with a fair temperature.
Left the village via the church and on to Woodford MIll passing fields with much lying water and which was playing host to lots of gulls, wild fowl and cormorants.
On reaching the mill adjacent to Willy Watt Marina the river level was very high, not surprising after all the recent rain.
Continued past Kinewell Lake on Ringstead Road.
Turned right at site of Ringstead station then joined the disused Northampton to Peterborough East railway line which was closed in 1966.
When approaching Woodford Lock the iron Bridge over the River nene was being painted top and bottom ( undercoat and matt black.
The footpath along the river was very slippy but all walkers survived without falling over.
Arrived back at the pub after 2.5 hours for a very welcome lunch.
Thanks to John A for organising and leading this walk and for providing this report.
Thanks also to Julie S for back marking and providing pictures.
posted by CHANGERINGER on November 29, 2019 14:47 under Walk Reports
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2019
Items Left at The Red Lion at Crick.
The Red Lion at Crick have contacted Steven P too say that three items were left behind after yesterday's walk namely a clipboard, a pair of water proof trousers and and an umbrella. Steve P is going to collect them on Tuesday next week. If any of them belong to you please contact Steven on 01536 511023
posted by CHANGERINGER on November 15, 2019 20:13 under General
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2019
Saturday 9th November 2019 Walk Report.
Leader Paul and eight fellow walkers met at The Needle & Awl, Rushden in the heart of pre-xmas weekend shopping mall country. Heading off over the A45 iron bridge venturing through retail therapy land to the peaceful countryside. Crossing the very swollen River Nene and heading east towards Stanwick Lakes it was cold but the sun had cleared the early morning frost and mist. The leaders originally intended route was found to be blocked by floodwater just beyond Higham Ferrers Lock so we had to retrace our steps to firmer higher ground. Heading north parallel with the A6 we turned west over the fields heading into Irthlingborough. Past the Express Shoe & Bootworks factory site ex Wearra shoe makers, past St Peters Lantern Church for a banana break in the park. Then time to head south through flooded plains lapping the footpath like inland seas, spying lots of swans, the occasional heron and even a hot air balloon, many happy dogs and their walkers. It was soon time to re-emerge from the peace and serenity to a hectic frenzied Christmas shopping environment. Lunch was very enjoyable and good value.
Many thanks to Julie Stairs for backmarking and photography contributions (some of which are shown below.).
Thank you to all those who supported a very enjoyable walk.
NOTE. Thanks to Paul B for organising and leading this walk and also for providing this report. David H.
posted by CHANGERINGER on November 12, 2019 11:39 under Walk Reports
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2019
Re Saturday 9th November Walk.
Paul B only has six names ( including himself) for this Saturdays walk at the needle and Awl at Rushden. Its only across the road from Rushden Lakes so a chance for some early Xmas shopping after the walk.
Who could resist this golden opportunity?
posted by CHANGERINGER on November 06, 2019 7:57 under General