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!

Friday, February 28, 2020

Pitsford Water - again

Thursday 27 February 2020. With Maureen. 6.88 miles. Our first decent walk for about three weeks.

The morning began dull and wet, and a heavy shower of sleet at around 9am put us right off the idea of walking early on. For once we decided to go later, and were rewarded with sunshine, though the wind was still cold and strong.

The paths round the reservoir were fine, with a few muddy puddles, and we even managed to sit at a table and eat a scone, though we didn't hang about for long.
not too many birds seen today - the usual  lapwings along the causeway weren't there, though there were a few geese, coots etc.

We kept up a pretty steady pace and covered a distance of almost 7 miles. 

When gorse is out of season....

Monday, February 24, 2020

Corby Boating Lake

Monday 24th February

We've been inactive over the past couple of weeks - colds and sneezes and rainy or windy weather way beyond the normal can be blamed.

This morning the weather was dreadful again, so I arranged to meet Maureen. A walk through the woods from the town centre, once round the "boating lake", which no longer has boats - and a long coffee in the Cafe, while the rain continued.  

Then twice more round the lake and back for another hot drink and a toasted teacake.

Not up to our usual standard but the geese and waterfowl seemed to be enjoying the puddles, and we covered just over 2 miles - that has to be better than nothing.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Wing to Rutland Water , back via Edith Weston and Lyndon.

Thursday 06 February. Eight and a half miles. With Maureen, Eddie and Harry. A beautiful frosty morning.

The frost was still on the shady part of Wing Maze.

Daffodils beginning to bloom.

Down the bridleway to the railway line, and straight ahead.

Uphill to the road above the reservoir.

A coffee break at the cafe near the Fishing Lodge.

Through the village of Edith Weston. Along the roads to Lyndon, then the footpath behind the big house with the ha ha, and Lyndon Hall, with a glimpse of the church behind.

A few muddy bits now the ground has thawed.

Back across the railway line and then the uphill pull back to the village of Wing.

Lunch at Wellies.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Empingham, Rutland Water, Normanton

With Norma, Maureen and Eddie. A whisker less than 8 miles. Monday 03 February.

Along the road section we saw a flock of long-tailed tits flitting along the hedge row.