Thursday, July 22, 2021

Thursday 22nd July Toddington / Milton Bryan walk

 This walk was led by Tony Price, 8.3 miles in length and had 10 walkers

We started from Toddington Village Hall car park and used the footpath leading to Park Road which we crossed and walked down Long Lane for about 300 yards. We then left the lane by a footpath thought a field of beans. As it was a very hot day we had several water stops.

Tony R in front of Beryl, Kate & Torunn
John D, Sue, Kate, Brenda, Beryl, Tony R, Christine, Cathy & Tony P
  After 4 fields of beans we came to a couple of fields of oats.

The walkers passing through a field of beans

We passed Lodge Farm and, Herne Green Farm almost doing a circumnavigation of Toddington Manor.


Beryl, Tony R & Torunn in the foreground

We walked past Happy Land Farm. eventually we came out on Park Road at the beginning of Milton Bryan. Before reaching the Red Lion pub we turned left past Home Farm to the Village Pond where we stopped for a coffee break.

Coffee /Lunch break at Milton Bryan pond.

We saw some roadworkers busily mending a hole in the road before entering yet more fields of growing crop. During the day we walked through fields of beans, oats, barley, wheat, linseed and grass used to make hay. I thought of the old song, "Oats and beans and barley grow" We stayed in the fields but kept almost parallel to the road to arrive back in Toddington very hot and almost worn out. Just before the car park various walkers left the party to return to their homes. John D disappeared before the car park but soon appeared in the car park with a Magnum and became the envy of all.

Track of walk, walked in anti-clockwise direction

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