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!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Great Oakley to East Carlton via Pipewell and Wilbarston

From Mel Jarvis's Around Corby Walk but clockwise.  With Barry and Gordon.  Lovely dry sunny morning with no wind. About 7 miles - no big climbs, but lots of high stiles!
Monks in sheep's clothing - on the site of Pipewell Abbey

The wide expanse of Pipewell/ Desborough airfield

Some info on the airfield  If the link doesn't work first time try refreshing the page. No idea why!

Another link to a story from BBC People's War website mentions the airfield and more about Corby and Northants in WW2
One of several stiles
The path follows the line of the hedge
Worth a dollar or two?
Approaching Wilbarston

To be investigated?


A carved tree at East Carlton

East Carlton Church

Wildlife - rabbits possibly a hare, definitely a fox running across the field with his brush flowing as he ran

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