Today's walk was in The Wolds of Lincolnshire.??Although 9 walkers met up at the car park in Wisbech two did not get to the start at Tetford although we delayed the walk for some 30 minutes or so. Just 7 members began the walk going through the graves in the church yard which was part of a Roman path. The day started with a little chill in the air and we hoped to see the sun later in the day. The walk took us over well defined paths most of the way only one field was ploughed?? with steep furrows where the path had not yet been reinstated. The sun did appear for a short spell in the afternoon. On the whole well worth the journey from Wisbech. ??A most enjoyable walk to be repeated in summer or autumn but with little shelter would be for hardy folks in the depths of winter. Anyone know what the boxes/ pillars are in number 20?
Will we beat the rain and will the path be better than when the leaders recce’d the walk?16 enthusiastic ramblers began from the car park where geese were feeding on the marshes. We followed the coastal path to Morston where we had our first stop for a cup of tea. What a lovely spot and seats as well.
From here we turned inland to Cockthorpe Lunch was taken by the woods and the sky was looking like rain would fall shortly. Would we make it back in the dry?As we walked through the village of Stiffkey the rain started to fall; just after we noticed the sign for the height of the 1912 flood. With not far to go we continued to walking with the rain falling now. We did get slightly wet but a visit to the garden centre tea room on our return route dried us off nicely.
Bruce and Alex have been dabbling with Black & White photography and have produced some excellent and unusual pictures from our walk at Rutland Water. There were only 5 of us – perhaps the rest of the group had seen the weather forecast!! It rained solidly for the last two hours of the walk and certainly gave my new coat a good test. I pleased to say that it did the job and I stayed dry inside.