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, December 12, 2011

Lyddington - Stoke Dry - Lyddington,

Led by Mel. With Barrie, Steph, Norma, Sue, Gordon, Barry and me.  Around 5 miles. Sunny, some frost to begin with.

I forgot the magic machine.  So no links.  We set off from the centre of Lyddington, taking the minor road which leads to the A 6003.  After a few yards the footpath leaves this on the right hand side and crosses a few fields, going fairly steeply uphill, then swinging back to the road junction at the top.

We crossed the A 6003 and took the road to Stoke Dry.  There are some magnificent views of Eyebrook reservoir as you walk past the houses and the church. We continued downhill along the road as far as a footpath sign to the left, shortly before the strip of woodland on the east of the reservoir.

The footpath hugs the edge of the woodland for a good half-mile or so, then turns left to make its way uphill again. There is a terrific wide 360 degree view from the top. 
 Next the path went gently downhill to meet the A 6003 near Caldecott. A short stretch of walking along the road (with a wide verge here) and we crossed over just by some buildings.  There's a short surfaced access road, then it's more fields, some muddy, with a pretty clear path, which eventually emerges behind farm buildings and out to the road. Turn left and back to the car.

PS in case anyone wondered - that's me in the stripy hat. 

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