Saturday, August 21, 2021

Saturday 21st August Harlington - Flitwick led by Sue & Graeme

This walk was 5 miles with an additional 2.5 miles if you wanted with a return by train to Harlington.
Thank you to everyone who joined us on our walk today.
13 members joined us for what seemed an almost ‘ back to normal’ TRC Walk.
We left Harlington Village Hall car park at 10am & headed off towards Flitwick for the first part of our 5 mile walk.
Up past Harlington Upper School on Goswell End Road stopping to admire the views at the top.
Then along a small part of the John Bunyan Trail through fields, some full of field beans turning black for animal feed, even the pond had dried up despite the rain we have had, heading towards Sampshill Road Westoning.
It was lovely to listen to the chatter and laughter of our friends and to see the return of members and meet John and Mary for their first walk. 

Andy, Brigid, Mary, John & Beryl in the church porch

We stopped at Westoning church for coffee. It was lovely to find the church open and take a look inside, many of you know just how much I love to go inside. The smell of polish hit us as we went in and talked to the young man cleaning.
Off we went heading towards Flitwick woods, taking a wide berth around cows with calves and then over the stile.

Sue, Ann, Brigid, Kate & Tony P avoiding the calves

We passed Priestleys farm shop and then taking a right passing their vast crops. 


At the gate

Brigid leading across the bridge

Eventually passing Wood farm heading  to Flitwick woods for our lunch stop.
We all managed to sit on a fallen tree and again the chatter and laughter continued. 

Lunch stop in Flitwick Woods

Then we headed off along Steppingley Road towards the train station. Here we said goodbye to most members as they caught the train home to Harlington or walked home.
Five of us then continued the walk across the railway bridge heading towards Flitwick moor nature reserve meeting Nita along the way and saying goodbye to Sandra and Paul.
We entered opposite Flitwick water mill and walked along The River Flit. Across the board walk chatting and enjoying ourselves. It really is a lovely peaceful place to walk through. 

Graeme, Tony R & Nita on the boardwalk
Graeme, Sue, Tony R & Nita on a bench in Flitwick Woods

Nita headed off home, Tony to his party and Graeme and myself headed off for the train to Harlington.

Track of the walk

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