Mon, 2013 Jul 15 9:49 AM British Summer Time
Led by Mel, with me, Norma, Brenda, Gordon and Maureen. Very warm, pretty flat, two breaks. Just over 8 miles in all.
|Weed and reflections in the river|
We walk southeast towards the A605 - a busy road to cross before we take the road into Titchmarsh village.
|Church of St Mary the Virgin, peeping modestly from a veil of trees|
The helpful woman behind the counter suggests we can sit outside, and then I spot that the shop sells coffee. This temptation is not to be resisted. Unfortunately we can't agree on biscuits, so we make do with the drinks.
A couple of hundred yards along the High Street, and there's the footpath, going off to our right, through a stile/gate, past a small allotment, and a few sheep, then over another stile. We follow the edges of a field, and the path soon takes us over a minor road, then further down to another crossing of the A605. When we arrive at a lake we turn left - walking south west, just north of Thrapston.
We have another break by the skateboard park, sitting on a shady stone. I could get used to these two-break walks in the sun.
|It's a duck's life!|
Over the bridge by the mill, and up Mill Lane on the edge of Islip.
|View from the bridge|
|Very pretty alien invader - Himalayan Balsam.|
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