Offord Cluny

Sunday 9 August 2015. Phil has kindly sent me this report and few pics to post on the Group’s blog.

There were 12 of us on another fine and pleasantly warm day. The first 3 miles of the walk meanders alongside the Great Ouse river. Fortunately the tree lined path provided us with enough protection from the rapidly rising temperatures. Shortly after our coffee break we entered the Paxton Pits Nature Reserve. This being the by-product of years of gravel extraction. A further short stop was made at the visitors centre mainly for the facilities before starting our return. Lunch was taken close to the site of the ancient village of Boughton, though remains appear to be non-existent. Afterwards we went entered the village of Diddington and then into a large wooded area before emerging at Buckden Marina. Finally, we crossed the river, various weirs and the Main East Coast Line before arriving at our start point.

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