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!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Grafham Water clockwise

Thu, 2016 Jan 14 9:23 AM G M T 
With Maureen, Gordon and Tommy. A cold grey day, but we had no rain. Set off from the Visitor centre south of Grafham village. 8.6 miles.

Light rain was forecast, but it had stopped by the time we arrived, though the wind was cold. 

 The gang are all wrapped up for the weather today, and raring to go. 

The path is easy to follow, over the dam and round. At the village of East and West Perry we followed the road until we met the sign to the Water again, then continued round through Littless Wood with its nature trails - something to explore on a day when there are drier conditions underfoot. 
We had a break at Savage Spinney when we'd walked just over five miles. A welcome bench, and fairly sheltered, though we were not tempted to hang around for long.
 From here we continued past more seats, and footpaths leading away from the lake.
 We chose to follow the cycle route for the last section, ignoring the slightly shorter but rather wetter footpath closer to the water.
A dragon for luck?
The road took us into Grafham village , past the church, where we turned right and followed the small road and cycle route back round to the car park with its visitor centre, and, most importantly the open cafe.


Ida Jones said...

Well wrapped up - reckon you all needed it now the weather has turned so chilly...but at least the rain held off for you.

aliqot said...

Yes, we've been pretty lucky with the weather, but it's certainly turned colder.