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, December 9, 2020

Gretton, Caldecott, Rockingham, circular

 Saturday 7 November , almost 10 miles.

Down to Middle Bridge on the road from Gretton to Lyddington, turn left and follow the footpath with the river on your left. 

Some of the walk involved a diversion to follow the river and also into Fairchild's wood. The direct walk is a little shorter.

Normally we walk along the road to Great Easton, to pick up the Jurassic Way footpath. This time I braved the A6003 - there is a fairly wide cycle lane and verge, and good visibility, but I wouldn't walk there with a group! Shoulda done it during serious early lockdown!

After less than half a mile, I took the bridleway to my right, which leads directly to the Jurassic Way.

 From there I followed the Jurassic Way to Rockingham, and then along the south side of the Welland valley, and up West Hill into Gretton.

Around Gretton

 Thursday 5 November

From Gretton, along Arnhill Road, under the rail bridge to the bridleway, turning left before reaching Rockingham Road, and after another left turn along a path between two rows of trees I joined the Jurassic Way footpath going towards Rockingham - that'd be a right turn.  When this footpath (heading south west) meets the path heading almost east, I turned left and through a couple of fields to the point where it crosses the railway line, not far from the tunnel. A steep climb leads up to the top and then the path goes, via a stile into a ploughed field - there's room at the edge, but once or twice I've almost been tripped by hidden wire... At the end of the field a muddy bridle way leads (left) to Corby Road and I returned via the farm tracks and footpaths.

That was about four and a half miles.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

7 miles around Corby's woods.

Monday 2nd November 2020 

A convoluted wander...

The full moon not yet set

Trees still clothed in autumn colours

A spindle tree

A heron

The usual geese

Two pigeons and a coot

Corby to East Carlton and back

 Monday 26 October 2020 - almost 8 miles

Not our favourite terrain.