Aspley Guise to Woburn, led by Bob and Celia.
10 miles, 6 ramblers
Starting at the Aspley and Woburn Golf Club car park and well wrapped up against the biting wind, we set off at a brisk pace to Aspley heath, the steep upward climb slowing us down and resulting in removing a layer of clothing at the top. We then walked past Woburn Golf Club, where golfers were braving the wind now that outdoor sport is allowed.
|Celia, Beryl P, Geoff, Tony R & Bob W
After Hundred’s Farm we had a coffee break on some convenient logs then took a right along a path through Charle Wood, part of which had been cleared to extend the golf club. At Landon hill Plantation we saw families playing in and outdoor pioneer setting and stopped to ask what was going on. The site was being developed for outdoor education.
|Bob & Celia, Geoff & Ruth plus Beryl having lunch on the log
We skirted Woburn Deer Park and stopped at a large log to have our lunch by the large secluded lake. Fleeces went back on! A swan was busy building a huge nest, and a pair of widgeons (I think) were busy with courtship dances. We worried that the ranger would move us on, but we were close to the path and screened from the patrolling land-rover.
|Swan building her nest in the reed bed
There is no doubt that the Woburn VH playground would have been very exposed to the wind! With our hands chilled, we set off into the wind towards Aspley Guise and back to the car-park.
|Track of the walk, walked in the anti-clockwise direction.