Thursday, May 6, 2021

 Thursday 6th May Henlow/Langford  5 miles led by John Dixon

We parked next to Henlow church and walked past Henlow Academy then the Boyd Scout campsite where Tony remembered taking some Scouts camping many years ago. We then passed several fishing lakes let out to various local angling clubs. 

John D, Malcolm, Maureen, Ged, Jenny, Hilary & Tony R

We then followed the river Ivel and saw many houses whose gardens backed on the the river at Seal Bank. Here we saw a lady feeding a pair of swans together with their cygnets.

We then came to Langford Mill where we saw water rushing out of the mill race.

The walkers overlooking the mill race.

This was the half way point of our walk and therefore we had a coffee break here before returning along the river path to meet a road opposite a garden centre. As we were undecided whether to enter or not we decided  to continue on a footpath on the opposite side of the lakes. This led to Henlow Millenium Meadow where kingfishers are suppose to abound. However the only one we saw was a wooden one.

The wooden kingfisher.

After leaving the lovely meadow we passed through the churchyard to arrive back at our cars. All in all a very enjoyable walk which was new to most of us for which we thank John.

Track of the walk, generally walked anti-clockwise

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