A short walk of 4.5 miles for the K.D.R.C.Thursday walkers on a very warm and sunny morning.
We walked around the Kinewell Lake then left a smaller group to go back and have coffee the at Watermill tea rooms.
(For more details of this group and pictures please visit our Kettering and District Rambling Club Facebook page)
Then we took took the track past a private fishing lake.
Onto the River Nene where we had a mid morning stop on the bank.
Can you spot Private Godfrey in this group?
After this onwards walking through the pretty village of Great Addington.
Crossing the road to the fields leading out to a track taking us past a farm and back to the lunch
stop at Watermill tea rooms.
Thanks to Judith E for organising and leading this walk on what proved to be a record breaking day for UK temperatures. Judith also provided this report.
Thanks to Jean Hazard for being the back marker.
Pictures were provided by Julie S.
9 members walked 6.7 miles from The Manor House
Prior to setting out photos were take of the group under the old carved tree in the pub garden.
walked across golden fields of barley in perfect walking weather, sunny and
On reaching Buckworth we paused for our banana break in the church.
Onto Alconbury Weston and
back to Alconbury passing this lily pond en route.
Then back to the pub for lunch. where we enjoyed the food so much that we have booked again for a 5.5
mile walk on Thursday 5th September.
Thanks to Sue and Jem C for organising and leading what looked like a really good walk a bit further afield and also for providing this report.
Thanks also to Julie S for providing pictures.
We now have our own Facebook group. Find us at "Kettering and District Rambling Club".
A couple of things to note:-
1) This a closed group so you will need to ask to join and only members can post messages etc.
2) If you want to go on a walk listed you must still contact the walk organiser directly as at present. Full details will still be on the website.
This is your chance to have some interaction with the club e.g post pictures from walks, post for for sale items etc. All the things you can't do with the website.
Join up, your Facebook group needs you.
Following my request for someone to help set up a Facebook page for the club I received some feedback that some people were under the impression that this would replace the existing website and that they were not happy about having to use Facebook.
Can I assure everyone that the website will remain in use but given it's inflexibilty and the lack of interactivity for members a Facebook page will allow members to give some feedback about the club's activities and advertise for sale items etc.
We have recently been in discussions with a local web design company about cost for a new more user friendly website but this would absorb all the club's current cash surplus and this could not be justified as long as the current website continues to function.
On a warm
and sunny morning, having ordered food for lunch in advance, we arrived in an
already full car park (to the surprise of leaders Keith and Lou) because it was
also being sports day at the nearby Barton Seagrave Primary School. Our
leaders, having guided us to the remaining parking spaces, and after
announcements from Keith and Chairman David, 26 walkers set off through a shady
wooded path, past Barton’s cricket field with views opening up of the old
church and buildings of Barton village and Kettering beyond.
bottom of Barton Hill we crossed to open fields along a clear bridle and cycle
way, past a large skate board rink following close to the River Ise.
Deeble Road, and along a nettled path to Warkton.
Here we had we had our banana break in the churchyard of St Edmunds church which is home to the famous Roubiliac Marbles.
After walking through the
village we returned on a parallel path – with a slight detour where a friendly
farmer had opened a gate to allow easier access than using the overgrown path
for a section.
Good views were to be had looking towards Kettering including a field with masses of poppies in bloom as shown below.
Some resting ruminants were also passed.
Passing through the grounds of Christ the King Church we again
crossed Deeble Road, before crossing the old A6 near Wicksteed Park and then
walking up through the Castle Field nature reserve to Barton Village.
again the gentle Barton Hill, noting the slope on the cricket field (and also
delighted to hear that in the World Cricket Semi-Final Cup against England,
Australia had already lost 5 wickets for 118 runs – England went on to win
superbly!) the now rather hot walkers arrived back at the pub at 12.45. The
total distance was 6.5 miles.
Considering the numbers involved lunch was served promptly by friendly staff and was good value.
Thanks to Keith B for organising and leading this somewhat hot and sweaty walk. Lou L acted as back marker.
Roger K provided this report and some some of the pictures with the rest being provided by Carna B.