Sunday 2 July 2017. There were just 6 of us for today’s walk including Gee from the Peterborough Group who was walking with us for the first time. Setting off from Gates Garden Centre we headed across fields towards Knossington where we stopped for coffee at the village playing field. Soon after we came across an extremely small pony which is pictured taking an interest in Linda’s boots.
I hadn’t done this walk since October and was worried that some of the cross-field paths might be overgrown by crops. This wasn’t the case and we were able to walk down the tractor lines in some wheat fields and directly on the line of the footpath in others. We walked through the village of Somerby on the way to our lunch stop at Pickwell church where a Swallow had made its nest in the eaves of the porch. From here, it wasn’t too far back to the cars although the last mile or so was all uphill. Perhaps we should have done it the other way around.
The walk was just 7 miles with a total ascent of 600ft. My knee stood up well with only minor discomfort. After the walk we all went for tea on the verandah of the garden centre cafe.