After a pause-café in Waitrose cafe we parked nar the old Drill Hall on the A427, and walked out past the Golf Club House, and soon turned left through the golf course, following the public footpath.
|Too early for another coffee!|
Plenty of bluebells.
|Acres of rapeseed|
|A gall on an oak tree|
|Monarch of all she surveys?|
|and another monarch?|
|A small herd of deer paused to watch us|
|before heading for the horizon|
|Coffee in comfort|
|Alpacas at Stoke Doyle|
|Cattle opposite Stoke Doyle chirch|
|This monument and one next to it bear witness to the extent of infant mortality, and deaths in childbirth.|
|In the visitors' book visitors from Austria have written the Lord's Prayer in old German of some kind.|
|St Rombald's church|
|Wych elm again?|
We returned to Oundle along the minor road, which was quite busy. Luckily after half a mile or so there is a footpath alongside the road.
And for something different, the upstairs room of the café in Oundle displays photographs of film stars from the 1950s. We identified several, with help from a couple of customers, but it seems that the café's definitive list has been mislaid.
|Jean Gabin and Brigitte Bardot in "En Cas de Malheur"|
|Marta in the café|