Thu, 2013 Apr 18 10:05 AM Western European Time
Led by Barry. Sun and showers - gentle rolling countryside - mostly dry underfoot. About 8 and a half miles. 466 feet of ascent.
|Great Brington Church - on top of a hill, dominates the skyline as you approach by road|
|One of the churchwardens claims this could be the prototype for the US stars and stripes . . .|
|. . . after all George Washington's great-great-great-grandfather had this on his shield.|
The tombs of early Spencers from Althorp are in the church, in full decorative finery.
We walked through the village and on to Little Brington, over fields and quiet roads.
|There's a shower on its way|
|The old Forge on Blacksmith's Lane.|
|Lo, we have blue skies|
|We managed to avoid this muddy water for once|
|Nobottle, and not a lot else either|
|Wood anenomes on the way to Harlestone - windflowers indeed, today.|
|Dovecot and Dovecot Laundry in Harlestone - it used to serve the local grand houses.|
|Althorp House from the road|
|Great Brington Old Rectory and church on the skyline|
|Woodland ride between Althorp and the church|
|Not cursed by interesting times|
|Spring brings aubrieta|
|Looking across the countryside from the hill where G. Brington stands.|
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