Saturday, June 26, 2021
Saturday, June 19, 2021
Lilley & Telegraph Hill Walk led by Lynn - 6 miles - 7 walkers
After having heavy rain all day Friday, it was a relief to see the forecast was
for Saturday to be dry until later in the afternoon. However, it was drizzling
when we met in Lilley’s village hall car park, so a couple of us who had not
worn or taken our waterproof trousers were rather worried we’d made the wrong
Six of us set out from there - Beryl, Joan, Nita, Sharon, Tony P and myself- and met Brenda near The Lilley Arms from where we headed down the lane and along the track to eventually meet the Icknield Way. We had already passed some horse riders and one or two walkers and cyclists but as we got to the Icknield Way it suddenly became like Piccadilly Circus, with numerous cyclists and joggers as well as walkers! Fortunately, very few were heading north so we were soon able to walk without having to keep moving over. We stopped for our elevenses along this stretch, by which time we had warmed up after the unseasonably chilly start.
|Coffee Break with Lynn, Brenda & Sharon|
|Beryl, Lynn, Joan, Nita & Brenda walking along the track|
|Beryl, Nita & Brenda in the foreground|
A little further on we took the diagonal path across the crop field to walk along the Woodside edge until we reached The Baulk to our right - a steep path into Lilley - but turned left to walk through a small wood, then turn right and go down the slope to Lilley Hoo Lane, with views across the other side of the A505
|Lynn, Beryl & Brenda leading the way|
|Beryl on the swing|
Just after reaching the lane, we took the RH path and followed the path up the
hill, where there is a welcome bench at the top with views of Lilley below and
Warden and Galley Hills beyond. This is also where Beryl made us all smile when
she had a go on the swing hanging from the trees there!
From there, we walked down the other side, across a couple of fields, one full of golden yellow buttercups, and back into the village.
|Brenda, Lynn, Tony P, Joan, Nita & Beryl|| |
|Map showing the track of the walk, walked in clockwise direction|
Friday, June 18, 2021
Shorter Walk - Streatley/Sharpenhoe (Hunt for Orchids) 4 miles
Hilary Jackson led our walk. Richard Collar, Rosemary Chislet, Penny Jamieson, Joan Bray and Anna Blomfield met Hilary at the Streatley roundabout car park on the A6 and walked to Sharpenhoe Clappers where we had a lovely morning walking through the woods and finding orchids in the wildflower meadows.
|Some of the orchids we saw|
Thursday, June 17, 2021
There were 6 walkers today on this 5 mile walk which was led by Penny Jamieson round Woburn Sands & Aspley Guise.
|Tony Price, Penny Jamieson, Malcolm Sykes, Beryl P & Jean Sykes|
|Penny, Annie, Malcolm, Beryl & Jean|
|Annie, Penny, Malcolm, Jean & Beryl at the golf club.|
|Map showing track of walk, walked in anti-clockwise direction|
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Longer Walk Ivinghoe Beacon, 8 walkers led by Ruth
We met at the carpark below Paul's Knob and headed past Incombe Hole to the top of Step's Hill, then picked our way North with good views of the windmill, Ivinghoe Village and Town Farm.
Those with GPS plotters argued about the distance. Two said 9 miles, two said 8, my piece of string voted 8 miles, but it was felt for morale's sake to go with 9 miles .... unlikely in 4.5 hours with three breaks!
Monday, June 14, 2021
Other Walkers - Beryl Pengilley, Brenda Howard, Hilary Jackson, Sue Fox, Mike and Sheila Briggs
The weather was perfect . Glorious sunshine and blue skies.Most of the time we were walking in the shade.We started from Millbrook Village on the Green Sand Ridgewalk, walked around the Golf Course which looked absolutely perfect.
|Sue exploring the old pump house|
|Beryl, Nita, Sheila, Mike & Brenda|
We safely crossed the A 507 , Leader and Back Marker wearing TRC High Vis jackets. remarkably the road was clear !!
|Hilary, Nita, Sheila & Beryl|
We then walked beside Center Parcs boundary. Still a bit muddy but no problem.
Coffee break on old sleeper steps.I was then able to relate various details of of history and points of interest relevant to Millbrook.
|Nita, Hilary, Brenda, Mike, Beryl & Sheila Beryl, Brenda, the Briggs, Nita & Hilary|
|Sue, Beryl, Brenda, Mike & Nita|
Once again crossed A507 and joined Katherine's Walk down through the woods and back into the Village. Then we took the long quite steep path up to the Church, through the graveyard and down through the Meadow. Fantastic views over to Cardington Hangers.
Completed the walk down the hill to where we had parked our cars.
A great way to spend a Saturday morning (quoted by a member )
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
On Thursday 20 May Hilary, Penny, Sharon, Torunn Brenda and Beryl set off to walk approximately 5 miles from Pegsdon up to Hoo Bit and on to the top of Deacon Hill to the trig point.
While we were at the trig point Penny commented that she could recall when it was painted pink. On closer inspection we did see some pink pigment in various places showing through the worn grey paint.
We continued down the hill and across to Knocking Hoe where we had a lunch stop and proceeded back down to Pegsdon.
After the walk Penny emailed a photograph which she had taken on a ramble many years ago and sure enough the trig point was painted a dusky pink!
Saturday, June 5, 2021
Friday, June 4, 2021
Thursday 27th May Toddington, Upper Sundon, Chalton & Fancott Walk led by Cathy Tabor.
8 walkers - 7.6 miles
|Beryl, Hilary, Cathy and Neal in the foreground with the others looking on.|
|Cathy & Kate.|
|Cathy, Christine, Kate & Neal|
|Hilary, Beryl, Tony P, Christine, Torunn, Cathy & Kate|
|Map showing track of the walk, walked in anti-clockwise direction|