Despite the cold and wet weather forecast 14 walkers undertook the walk.The start of the walk took us across a muddy field in which we walked along the tracks between the crop. This still meant that our boots became heavier as we walked. It was also raining slightly and cold. Having negotiated this the rest of the route took us on grassy paths and farm tracks and then along the road to lunch with a short grassy path to end with.
Today saw a small group of six from our area meet up at Belton in Rutland for the planned 8 and a half mile walk.As we set off the early fog lifted and the sun shone during this autumnal walk. Due to some of the fields being very wet and muddy meant that we walked around the edge of some fields and this extended our planned distance. Our lunch stop was taken on the picnic table at Launde Abbey a retreat rededicated by the Bishop of Peterborough and The Bishop of Leicester in the presence?? of?? Prince Charles . We also saw the information on a Ha Ha wall. ( see picture) Despite this the walk was thoroughly enjoyable the the autumn colours clearly visible.?? If others plan to do this walk the rout was up and down several hills, a change from the flat lands of the Fenland area.
18 walkers set out from Manton on a crisp bright morning for a 7.66 mile walk close to Rutland Water. The coffee stop was taken in the little village of Brooke before moving on for lunch at Egleton. Judy, Joe & Helen took a slightly shorter route and we caught up with them again on the brief climb back to Manton. As something of a break from the norm, I’ve attached an aerial view of the route.
Thanks to Judy for organising this and to Barry for the pic. Can’t say that I’m too impressed with my own body image and has confirmed that I need to lose weight! Perhaps I shouldn’t have had the lunch? For me, the meal was okay but the service hasn’t improved. 2 hours for 3 courses is far too long.
Our HF Holiday leader has just sent me this which provides more detail on the walks undertaken on my recent Mallorcan holiday. Best viewed as “fullscreen” and then click in bottom left-hand corner to change from “slide” to scroll”.