We started the walk near the Pear Tree Farm tea-shop, walking along the main street, past the church, heading north on the Wadenhoe Road.
|A house called Onicle, corroboration of old local pronunciation!|
|The Onicle Troll?|
The walk took us between the two large lakes - the trout fishery on the right hand side of our route was deserted. We followed the Nene Way as far as Islip Mill, then walked a little further to a sluice near a new housing development. There is plenty of grass near the river for a pleasant snack stop.
We retraced our steps to the Mill, crossed the bridge and took the footpath on the left, which crosses parkland and emerges into Islip through the yard of the Rose and Crown pub.
We turned right and followed the road which becomes Ridge road, above the valley where the lakes and river lie.
Downhill slightly and back to the LNR, this time on the western side of the trout fishery. We continued straight on until the path met the junction of Lowick Lane and Lowick Road. Both Aldwincle churches are visible from here. I thought one was Wadenhoe, but on closer examination of the map, I proved myself quite wrong.
Shortly after the junction we took a footpath to the right across a couple of fields to reach the Pear Tree Farm tea-shop where we had lunch.
A few pics from a previous walk October 2008
|John Dryden's birthplace - 1631|
|Orla the Harris hawk|
|All Saints Church, Aldwincle|
The walk also covers some of the same ground as this one from Thrapston to Barnwell Sept 2nd 2011.
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