Monthly Archives: October 2011

Stoke Dry, Lyddington and Eyebrook Reservoir

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It looked like rain for all of the walk but 18 walkers undertook the walk today, one from Kettering ramblers and others new to the group.

The start was by the reservoir at Stoke Dry and swans and coots could be seen on the water.

Everywhere there were signs of the autumn colours even the hedgerow had joined in.

The bulls in the field eyed us all with interest , we tried to ignore them, but a close watch was made by the walkers.

One of the stiles looked like we were in for high jump or limbo dance to negotiate it (see photo of the barbed wire enclosed in a blue tube) .

 

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Barry Mallett RIP

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It is with great sadness that we have to announce the loss of Barry Mallett who passed away at 10:45pm on Tuesday 25th October. Our sympathies go out to his wife/walking partner Karen and daughter Sara.

Barry’s funeral will be take place at Mintlyn Crematorium, King’s Lynn on Wednesday 9th November at 12.15pm.

All Ramblers and friends are welcome to attend.

Exton and Greetham

As well as members of the Fenland Ramblers group we were also joined by two from Leicester making 13 in total.

The walk was mainly on paths beside fields and the golf course.

The trees were beginning to get their autumnal colours and the day was dry but breezy on exposed paths.For the Fenland group we also encountered some hills!!!

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Sandringham

Despite the over night heavy showers 21 ramblers started the walk from the visitors centre at Sandringham.

The walk took us through the rhododendrons and woods of the estate onto the dismantled railway line and gorse bushes towards Snettisham returning back to Sandringham.

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