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!

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Pitsford Water - clockwise

With Marta, Wednesday 11 March 2020.

The usual almost 7 miles, in sun and wind, followed by a sandwich at the cafe.

Lots of fisher people around, and walkers and cyclists.  No lapwings, but plenty of mallards, tufted ducks, coots.

Monday, March 9, 2020

Market Harborough to Foxton Locks and back

The same 12 mile walk as last Thursday, with Norma, Maureen, Kate and Harry.

This time we did the detour via the ten-lock staircase before an early lunch at Bridge 61 pub.

Weather brighter than on Thursday, but a chill wind, and we got back just as it started to rain.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Market Harborough to Foxton Locks and back

Thursday 05 March 2020.  A 12 mile flat walk, almost all along the canal towpath. With Eddie and Maureen. Dry, grey and muddy after earlier rain.

Reflections in the greylight
One of the millennium mileposts erected by Sustrans and the national Cycle network. This one, about 1 and a half miles from the Locks, needs some TLC. There is another by the Welland in Harborough, looking much smarter.

This is part of a time trail puzzle. Unfortunately some ejects have nicked some of the discs, making the puzzle impossible to complete now. For more info on these millennium  posts click here

Eddie and Maureen descend the slightly slippery cobbles of Bridge 61, before we go into the pub of the same name.
Into the Bridge 61 pub for coffee and cake...or a pint...and still a cake.
Spring is springing

Maintenance of the flight of ten locks

and back to the start.

We ended the walk with a sandwich and coffee in Market Harborough's Eco Village.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Irthlingborough, Rushden Lakes, Rushden, Higham Ferrers.

With Norma and Maureen. About 7 miles. Sunny, though there was still a wind. We parked in Church Street car park.

The Greenway path between Irthlingborough and Higham was posted as flooded, but in fact the water has gone down, though there was evidence of past flooding on the path.

Coffee at Rushden Lakes was far too tempting to resist, and it was warm and sheltered enough for us to sit outside.

From there we walked all the way back without another break.

Lunch in the cafe@25 in Irthlingborough. Though they were suffering from a power cut they were able to offer us tea or coffee and a sandwich.