Thu, 19 Jul 2012 9:20 Western European Time
Led by Barry, with Gordon and me. Dry and fine, but muddy underfoot in places. Around 7.5 miles.
Moonshine Gap is a section of the road between Sywell and Wellingborough. We hadn't intended to walk there originally, but once we had, I couldn't resist using the name. A mixture of songs in my head - 'I'm a regular moonshiner, moonshiner am I' competing with 'Cumberland Gap'. The road itself is less poetic, and I couldn't find the origins of the name.
From Rectory Lane in Orlingbury, we headed across The Green, and followed the Northampton Road for a couple of hundred yards to where a footpath went off to the left, heading south. We crossed two fields diagonally, and in the third one went under a row of electricity pylons. Then we followed a hedge (on our right). More fields, and a certain amount of mud, especially around gateways - see the pic below.
|One of the worst mud wallows I have had to cross.|
|The church at Hardwick, and a welcome seat for an early break.|
|Past the sports ground just after 'Moonshine Gap'|
|This looks more like pretty countryside - a pleasant change from overgrown crops!|
|Dovecote in Orlingbury|
|A doorway for hobbits?|
|Alas, poor dragonfly.|
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