Not really a walk, but a lovely place to visit, with butterflies - blues and marbled whites, though we didn’t see any silver-washed fritillaries today.
Saturday, July 31, 2021
Saturday 17 July, with Harry, 5.5 miles.
Another blazingly hot day. We went out to draw Wothorpe Towers,
then decided to walk the same route as last Thursday,
but in reverse and without the overgrown diversion to Wittering.
Thursday 15 july - 7.2 miles.
past the church
through fields down hill and across the railway line
and below the A1,
then across the River Welland
to the Meadows,
past the station
and the Old Great North Road. The footpath has views of Ketton cement works
On an impulse we took the footpath to Wittering which disappeared under crops after the first minor road.
Very awkward walking and my socks ended up full of grass seeds.
Marbled white butterflies in a small wild area, lots of scabious plants. Returned to Easton via Cliffe Road.
Tuesday 13 July, 7 miles.
We walked to Ashton and Oundle,
and back via Cotterstock,
the Lock and Church.
We took the footpath near the data centre, but as it is very overgrown we reverted to the road.
We turned right on to Gretton Brook Road and followed the bridleway and footpath. We took the track right to Corby Road, where we turned right then very soon left. This track takes us over the tunnel and railway line.
I think I saw a marbled white in the field …will have to go back and see if another appears.
Finally we came back along Jurassic Way footpath which comes from Rockingham - about 8 miles - gentle in comparison to last week’s efforts.
Friday, July 30, 2021
Friday 09 July
Our last full day here.