Good walk today from The Royal Oak in Walgrave. Across fields to Holcot, on to Hannington and back to Walgrave. Weather was really good although we thought we felt couple drops of rain but turned out to be nothing. Terrain was good, couple of inclines but numerous styles, some a little bit high. Overall a good walk led by Nonnie with Theresa as back stop.
Selection of pictures from walk below provided by Vonnie Mc.
Carna B is not able to make use of a ticket to go to the Twinwood Festival near Bedford on Bank Holiday Saturday and Sunday. If anyone could make use of it please contact Carna ASAP on 01933 380604.
It has her name on it and that could be changed today or tomorrow so she needs to sort it out soon!
10 members met at Bosworth's Garden Centre on a pleasant morning at 09.45 to order food and started off at 10.00hrs through the fields of horses tha were liable to end up on some French dinner plate or some unsuspecting burger.
We clipped the edge of Burton Latimer past the football pitch where the Poppies were to play their first match of the season and on to the A14 where we took the footpat along side this busy road, this was the bed of the old Kettering to Cambridge railway line.
After posing for a photo by Roger K on the steps down to the lower level we took the wrong path only to find the correct path was over grown with nettles since the recce due to the wet warm weather.
Two ladies with bare legs and one dog turned back at this point, the others carrying on expecting Dr. Livingstone to appear at any moment.
We then went past the rear of Weetabix where the path had been trimmed and into Burton latimer Pocket Park.
Due to the length of time getting through the jungle we went direct to Bosworth's cutting a mile or so off the route.
Back at Bosworth's we were joined by three non walking members for lunch.
Thanks to Bill J for organising and leading what appears to have been a an adventurous walk.
Thanks also to Roger K for acting as back marker. Roger also posted some pictures of the walk on our Facebook page. Find us at "Kettering and District Rambling Club" to see them.
KDRC members met on a warm sunny morning at The Bell Inn, Little Addington.
Leader Paul took us through Saint Mary's Churchyard and across the
Woodford/Crow Hill road to join the Nene Way.
This first section was pretty
hard going as the farmer had ploughed the rape-field, footpath and all. Then down the hill to the river.
reaching the Nene we headed west following the river, the wildflowers abundant
with butterflies and dragonflies.
We then passed the Frontier Centre Outdoor Pursuits Camp.
We then emerged into Marsh Lane passing the old Rushden & Diamonds football
ground and the new ALDI store.
Walking parallel to the A6 roadbridge and
crossing the Nene on the old bridge at an opportune moment to witness a canal
boat heading towards Thrapston. Entering Stanwick Lakes we passed the old Irthlingborough
Station platform closed in 1961.
Heading on past many families having picnics
in the country park we arrived back at the Nene.
After crossing it on the zig-zag
iron bridge it was time to do the return uphill climb and trudge through
the fields again.
enjoyable six mile walk rewarded by refreshments and an excellent lunch at The
Thanks to Paul B for organising and leading his first and hopefully many walks for the club. Paul also provided this report.
Many thanks to Elsa H for acting as backmarker and to Carna B for providing her always delightful pictures.