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Monthly Archives: APRIL 2019


MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2019


Thursday 18th April 2019 Walk Report.



23 walkers met at the Cross Keys pub at Kings Cliffe on a dry bright and sunny Spring morning ready for a 10.00a.m. start following what for some had been a mystery tour around Corby to avoid the holdups due to roadworks at Weldon. It was good to see Margaret B join us for her first walk in a long time.


After leaving the pub we passed the renovated water mill which has now been converted to generate electricity ( climate activists take note).



Then we climbed out of the village onto Morehay Lane for a short spell and passed an equestrian centre which was being built and some old clay pits to our left.

Some sheep were being fed as we passed and captured the attention of the photographers in our midst.







Just before arriving at Apethorpe the chairman and Margaret B opted for a shortcut with the aim of meeting the main body later.


On passing Apethorpe we noted the Dovecote belonging to the Hall and continued a good road o Cheeseman’s Lodge and Farm, the former belonging at one time to Rowan Atkinson aka Mr. Bean and Blackadder.


We stopped at Tomlin’s Wood which was full of bluebells for our banana break.













                      Was it something he said?


Then onto Calvey Wood to see a large herd of fallow deer including several albinos.


At Spa farm Cottages we were greeted by two Labradors who gave us a loud barking welcome.

Then over some field edge paths.


                                     Downhill all the way ( Honestly!)

                                            


Arriving back at Morehay Lane where we met our two escapees.


Re-tracing our steps and crossing the bridge over the Willow Brook from earlier.




     Great to see Margaret B out with us after a long absence.


We passed an informative map of the village and then the church.





 We arrived back at the pub for lunch at 1.00pm where the Cottage pie was deemed to be excellent.


Thanks to John A for leading this walk and providing this report.

Thanks to Julie S  for acting as back marker and providing some of the photographs.

Additional photo credits are due to Carna B and Caroline C.


posted by CHANGERINGER on  April 22, 2019 8:48  under Walk Reports


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SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2019


Saturday 13th April Walk Report.



On Saturday 13 April, 22 of us had been expected to walk, under Dorothy W’s leadership, some five miles from Easton on the Hill. Regrettably, closure of the A43 at Weldon made some journeys more complicated but people who eventually  made it to the walk enjoyed themselves on a sunny morning. 

We were delighted to see bluebells and new lambs as we walked briskly on our way down to Stamford.











We then crossed the railway line at the approved crossing point.






Then we passed under the A1 road through the park where the last battle between Boadicea and the Romans took place and is marked by a plaque.





                                     Fierce Iceni dog guarding ford.

                         


We than had our banana break.










After banana break we passed this imposing residence on the outskirts of Stamford.




 Then we climbed up through fields and woods, where the trees were covered in new bright green leaves.




After passing under the A! yet again we passed this des res sat in glorious isolation.





 Then past a meandering stream to the intriguing ruins of Wothorpe Towers.




 Our route then took us along a field track to the A43 and back to a jolly good lunch, as ever, at the Blue Bell in Easton.


Thanks to Dorothy W for organising and leading this walk and to Julie S for acting as back marker and providing photographs.

Thanks also to Celia S for providing this report.


posted by CHANGERINGER on  April 21, 2019 9:10  under Walk Reports


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MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2019


Mobile phone problems



My mobile phone is telling me I have received messages but then they don't show up in my messages list. So if you have sent me a text in the last few days and were expecting a reply I haven't been ignoring you but my phone has. I won't have been able to read your message either.
Till the issue is resolved please ring mobile rather than text as landline voicemail is also playing up.
Mobile no. 07512790188.
David H.


posted by CHANGERINGER on  April 15, 2019 9:53  under General


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MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2019


Long delays at Weldon roadworks.



If you are intending to do the walk from Kings Cliffe this coming Thursday please allow around an extra 30 minutes for your journey if you are using the A43 due to horrific delays at Weldon roadworks.


posted by CHANGERINGER on  April 15, 2019 9:25  under General


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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2019


Saturday 6th April 2019 Walk Report.



8 walkers took the x 4 bus to Oundle. We walked through fields and footpaths to Warmington past the mill and the river which gave rise to some excellent photo opportunities as shown below.













Then through the rape fields on towards Fotheringhay and into the church.








We saw the place where Mary Queen of Scots was beheaded we were told it took the axe man three goes to chop her head off. The picture below shows the house where the executioner was reputed to have lodged prior to the grisly event.





We then went to The Falcon pub where we had a very enjoyable lunch. After our lunch we wondered through more fields along by the river and on towards Elton. We took the long way round almost into Nassington. Our last field was a climb into the main street where we waited just 10 mints for the 4 o clock bus home. Guess what no mud no need to clean boots. Weather was fine a little windy towards the end. Thanks to Steven T for a very interesting walk.  

The happy walkers are shown below.







Thanks are also due to Julie S for acting as back marker, providing this report and some of the pictures. Thanks to Andy N for providing the remainder of the pictures.


posted by CHANGERINGER on  April 10, 2019 9:27  under Walk Reports


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