Sunday 20 April. I must start this report with an apology to my fellow walkers. Today’s walk was advertised as 7.5 miles but turned out to be 9.4; perhaps a little to far for some! I’m normally more accurate with my assessment of the length of walks but failed miserably on this occasion. I think that it was because I hadn’t planned for the circuitous route through Old Sulehay Wood as well as the 2 mile loop between coffee and lunch.
9 Fenland members, 6 guests from other groups and “Taffy” the dog set off from Wansford to cross the bridge over the River Nene and make our way up to Old Sulehay Woods. There were bluebells in profusion and the 4 wheel drive boys were out playing in the nearby quarry.
Taffy had a whale of a time playing fetch the stick and sat still just long enough for me to take his picture.
Leaving Old Sulehay, we followed a short road section before entering more woodland at Ring Haw where the spring flowers put on a great show.
A short walk then took us to some well placed rocks where we stopped for coffee and later on for lunch.
Between coffee and lunch we did a two mile loop out to Jack’s Green and back where we encountered a herd of cattle which looked as if they had only recently been put out to grass. They were very inquisitive but most of the time we had a wire fence between them and us.
Light rain started to fall just as we sat down for lunch but it wasn’t too bad and thankfully only lasted for about 30 minutes. I put my camera away at this point so there are no pictures for the last section of the walk which took us to the outskirts of Nassington and Yarwell.