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!

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Gretton to Bulwick and back

 Sunday 14th March, with Harry, around 11 miles.

Mother’s Day, chocs and card. 

Then, as the weather was looking good we decided to walk over to Bulwick, lots of birds, skylarks, the odd kite, tits in the trees, and lapwings on the way back.

The plants are welcoming spring as well.  We saw sticky buds, catkins, primroses, violets, celandine and coltsfoot, as well as lots of daffodils.

We waited to broach our coffee and cake until we reached Bulwick and found a bench behind the church,  slightly sheltered from the cold wind.  

We had a brief chat with the local church warden who told us how they were coping with unusual services and festivals. She was pleased that we noticed all the primroses among the gravestones.

We made our way back along the path beside the pub, through the fields where the cows are now out, and across the A43. Then its the path through the swamp - heading for the teapot monument above Deene House.

We took the road through the village and turned left towards Kirby Hall.

We had lunch at Kirby Hall, then walked back along the Fullen Lane track.

It was quite hard work with the wind and some muddy patches - it was definitely a good move to wear wellies again.  

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