and occasionally rides a bike.
A word of warning. The walk descriptions are not detailed enough to guide you - please take a map. The batteries never run out, and you always have a signal. Oh, And don't take left or right as gospel!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Gretton to Harringworth Lodge - 29 Dec 2014

A few weeks of few walks, because of poor weather or unavoidable absences. Then we had some time away as well - in the New Forest, where we did walk but no long distances as we were either with the grandchildren or just out for some air over the Christmas period.

Very good to walk with two of my usual companions, Gordon and Maureen, as well as Harry - the walk was about five or six miles, flat though high enough to get some lovely views over the Welland Valley, and the ground was frozen enough to be firm underfoot instead of soggy. 

We begin by following the Jurassic Way for the two miles or so as far as Harringworth Lodge with its lake.
 Good job this pony has a thick coat!

 We turn left at the end of the lake and walk past the house and buildings, turning left from the main drive to take the footpath behind the tennis court. Then over the stile, and turn right. When we meet a crossing of the ways we turn left to start heading back towards Gretton.

Ha! My shadow is in the picture too. After our break.

 We make our way over the fields and stiles to rejoin the Jurassic Way.
And back to Gretton.  A shortish, brisk walk in ideal weather, and then a call for coffee and cake.

Photos by HH, except for one.
Map and details.


Ida Jones said...

Hardy souls in wintry surroundings! Lovely photos and the icy puddle is great - looks like a giant's footstep!

aliqot said...

The sunshine was fab, and we soon warmed up! We thought the puddle was evidence of aliens.