Monthly Archives: January 2013

Empingham

12 walkers and Ben (the dog) turned out for a 9 mile walk from Empingham to Exton and Whitwell, returning along the shore of Rutland Water. Thankfully the snow had melted but this left the ground waterlogged in parts. I hadn’t realised that there were quite so many stiles, one of which was in the middle of a small lake and necessitated some fence climbing to get across.

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Sandringham

The pictures and report have been copied from Barry’s Facebook page. Given the weather conditions and the forecast of more snow, I was surprised that 8 members turned out for Barry’s walk around Sandringham. With a better forecast and blue sky’s then I might have been tempted to join them but I wimped out and watched football on TV instead. I hope the weather improves for my walk next Sunday.

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Ferry Meadows & Milton Park

The weather has been miserably cold & foggy for the last few days and despite it being -5c it looked like the sun would break through. So, I took myself off to Ferry Meadows for a walk. It’s not too far away and offers a wide variety of routes. I started walking with a particular route in mind but this could easily be altered if it proved to be too cold. I was well wrapped up and opted for my favoured 5½ mile route which would take me under the A47 and into Milton Park. There was more snow on the ground than I had at home in Benwick and with a blue sky this made for great photo opportunities. I hope that you agree.

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