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!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Lyveden Way from Wadenhoe (with Gretton 'Striders')

7 miles. With Norma, Kate, Vera, Barrie, Steph, Terry, Maureen, Gordon and Eddie.  Fine, warm, slightly overcast.

Same route as on Sunday 24 September.  From Wadenhoe villlage hall, up past the church,then over a couple of cattle grids to the road to Aldwincle. We turned left along the road, then right on a path, by a hedge which took us to another small  road.  

Here we turned left through a metal gate and walked along a wide grassy track, which used to be part of the road from Thrapston to Oundle.
Just over half a mile down the track, a footpath goes to the right, heading for the woods. 

Time for a snack, and a seat on a slightly precarious log.

though some ended up sitting on the ground

or standing . . .

The path through the edge of the woods is quite narrow and overgrown in places, and can be muddy.  
After another half-mile or so the path widens, and joins a track. We followed this to the right almost through the woods.  The next turn-off is a small track to the right, just before you reach the edge of the woods. We emerged at the edge of a field. The marker posts are clear along a track and field edges, and the path now goes behind Lyveden New Bield.

From the New Bield the path crosses a field and Lilford Wood.  At the other end of the wood, the path is easy to follow through a small grassy field, then over a footbridge, up through another field, then right. 

The track past Aldwincle Lodge

 The metalled track took us  for a mile or so back to the small road we crossed much earlier.  Here we turned right, then left into a field soon afterwards. Blackberry heaven! 

The path is well signed, over a road and another field, coming out between two houses and on to Wadenhoe's main street.

Some of us rounded off the walk with lunch at Pear Tree Farm Tea Room in Aldwincle.

Walk route - thanks to 20 best local walks, by Nicholas Rudd-Jones.

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