and occasionally rides a bike.
A word of warning. The walk descriptions are not detailed enough to guide you - please take a map. The batteries never run out, and you always have a signal. Oh, And don't take left or right as gospel!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Wistow - Kilby - Foston - Wistow

Wednesday 8 June 2011, with Marta - between 7 and 8 miles. Weather showery, but mainly fine. 
Walk taken from the October 1997 issue of Country Walking magazine.

Wistow Hall from the road
We were so keen to look through the bridge that we missed the footpath by the church and had to turn back to it.  Then we failed to take the left turn we should have taken just across a footbridge, and continued to the Grand Union Canal at bridge 78 (I think).

Lock keepers Cottage

Tenth Century church at Foston

Foston has been a deserted village for about 400 years, but St Bartholomew's church, dating from the tenth century is still in use.  People had arrived to prepare for the Flower Festival when we got there.

Keep on the strai(gh)t and narrow!

A pleasant walk - a good lunch at the Dog and Gun in Kilby, but a little too much arable field walking, at low level with no real views, in the middle part of the walk - between Kilby and Foston,  and a tad too much road walking - narrow verges and more traffic than I expected.  The beginning third and the final third were better.

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