Monday 6 February 2017. With Maureen and Norma. Misty then sunny, then cloudy. Underfoot firm and frozen to begin with. Under 10 Miles.
We parked at Spratton Crossing on the Brampton Valley Way, but went back to the road and turned right towards Brixworth. Very soon a footpath goes off to the left, across fields and up towards Brixworth church.
|I'm glad this was frozen!|
|Trees loom through the mist|
|We're on track|
|Look, there is sky|
|Parts of this church date from c750-850.|
Brixworth has a village heritage trail, with blue plaques dotted around, so our progress was leisurely.
|Piggy on the roof|
|We now have a view|
|Horses lined up, behind a fence.|
When we reach the village we turn right, and later left to cross the A 5199 again, and down Pitsford Road. This takes us to the Brampton Valley Way once more, and Pitsford and Brampton Station. We have a coffee break on a bench - I discover that my coffee is hot water only, but Maureen's scone more than compensates.
All that remains is to walk the couple of miles along the old railway line and back to Spratton Crossing.
|A very cropped photo of an obligingly stationary buzzard.|
|A squirrel against the light (exposure adjusted later).|
Finally a sandwich and drink at the BreadLine bakery/cafe in Brixworth rounded off a satsifying walk.