Today 12 ramblers took part in the walk which although listed as 9 and a half miles was only 8. The 5 members of the Fenland group were joined by 7 from other local groups ( Stamford).
The day started warm and sunny and continued like this for the whole route.The circular route took in Laxton Hall and the woods. There was very little shade along the way and very little breeze.
The terrain was slightly hilly compared to the flat landscape of the Fens. A good walk with views of the viaduct and Church travelling beside the corn crops and 2 crossed between the cornfields.
While in Wales at a scout camp myself and son were joined by Linda Wales and Diana Sleight to walk up the Foxes path from the Gwernan Lake Hotel .
Although the route is shorter in distance than the pony track the path was steeper. The view of Cadair Idris from the Llyn y Gadair was stunning.
The day was extra special as the day had hardly any rain and was clear while we were at the lake.
Home again after a weather curtailed, but nonetheless enjoyable, holiday in the southern lakes. The highlight of the holiday had to be the walk across Morecambe Bay closely followed by a walk from Hawkshead. Both of these were undertaken in super weather conditions which make a world of difference to any walk. Much of this holiday was outside the true boundary of the Lake District National Park but the high hills were never too far away. My one excursion to the hills was restricted to the flanks of Coniston Old Man on Walna Scar Road at a maximum height of 1,230ft. Sadly, the weather turned more changeable so I decided to come home 3 days early. 6 walks were undertaken totalling 43½ miles and 7,100ft of ascent. The seasons totals now stand at 319 miles and 60,700ft of ascent.