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