Thu, 2013 Nov 21 9:36 AM GMT
Led by Barry, with Gordon and me. A few muddy sections. We missed any showers, and had glorious sunshine for most of the way, though the wind was cold. Just over 10 miles.
|An unusual wall decoration|
|Now, I can appreciate the bit about damage, but wouldn't it be great if they'd put a boot-cleaner nearby. Whose mud is it anyway?|
We walk past a large house (Mickley Lodge, and then turn left and can either walk round a fenced outside some fields, or follow the path over several stiles through the fields. We go behind Langham Lodge and follow the footpath way markers around the field boundaries.
|Are you blocking our path or showing us the way?|
|Some of these people were alive in the reign of Charles II|
The way is clear enough, but we make the mistake of going round a muddy field instead of across, and add an extra half mile to our walk. One of those places where the marker is very clear when you look back, but was invisible from our original direction.
No matter, onwards! The path goes up a short hill, and down and up again, then gently down into Whissendine, past the church, the pump and a couple of pubs.
|St Andrews, Whissendine|
|The village pump|
|This part of the path is quite steep and tricky in parts since it is wet.|
|View of Whissendine from our path|
|The windmill is still in sight|
|Langham church spire|
Wildlife - two hares, a few long-tailed tits in a hedgerow, a buzzard.