and occasionally rides a bike.
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Sunday, October 17, 2021

Harringworth Round

 With Eddie and Maureen, about 7.5 miles. Not warm and very little sun.

Harringworth stables.

We decided to tackle this anti-clockwise, taking the path close to the entrance to the stables which crosses the field towards the Welland. The path follows the river as far as Turtle Bridge.

Nettles are still thriving

We turned right soon after crossing the bridge, and made our way towards Barrowden with the hedge on our right. Look out for the way marker guiding you across a field and away from the church spire.

We crossed a couple of fields with stiles, and turned left up the road, the right and left at the junction. We didn’t visit the coffee shop today - the weather was not inviting enough for us to go the extra mile. Instead we continued towards Morcott - quite a. long slightly uphill stretch of road.
View of the windmill ar not easy to get from here, but I tried.
We had to cross the A47 - not too bad this way as visibility is good . Across the road we went through a short downhill section of woodland, then crossed a field to a stile and steep steps down to the A6121. We crossed this and walked through Morcott as far as Mount Pleasant Road, where we turned left then picked up the footpath leading back to the A47 close to the junction with a small road. The next section involved crossing a couple of fairly big ploughed fields - downhill and fairly dry.
We followed the path which goes under a small railway bridge before climbing steeply to Morcott Road (from Seaton to Morcott. Lovely views of the Welland valley viaduct from here.
We took a late scone and coffee break at Seaton church - the usual sun trap bench was at least sheltered from the wind.

From now it was downhill all the way past the farm with its pond to the Welland valley, dry and unflooded and easy walking back to Harringworth. 
We took the path under the viaduct through the churchyard and past the stables to return to the cars

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