Mon, 2015 Nov 2 9:38 AM GMT
Led by Mel, with Norma, Tommy, Gordon and me. Very misty, quite muddy, some navigation problems, partly due to mist - and some of us tearing ahead too fast. . .? One railway crossing now closed. just over 8 miles.
A huge contrast with the weather on Saturday and Sunday! This walk turned out to be more demanding than expected - mainly because of the weather and muddy conditions. Most of us ended up with soggy socks.
We started from Brampton Ash St Mary's church, and walked east along the main road to Braybrooke Road.
|Cows in the mist in the next field|
|Here we go|
|Leaves have fallen|
|Down the rabbit hole?|
|The site of Braybrooke Castle|
|Braybrooke Millenium monument|
|Snack break over|
|Yep - the river Jordan|
|Neither deep nor wide|
The next section proved tricky, as we missed the proper turning for the Midshires Way, and took a diverging footpath instead. We found our way back to it whn we realised what had happened. We came out on the road towards Dingley, crossed the A6 again and walked along the quiet road uphill to Dingley.
A left turn along the old A427 tooke us to a footpath heading north, which soon turned east towards Brampton Ash. Back across the road to pick up a footpath through a field and out behind the church to our starting point.
|Brampton Ash church|
Between Brampton Ash and Braybrooke, and then Dingley and Brampton Ash the route is very similar to this one from 2011. Our route from Braybrooke to Dingley goes further to the east, though.