This was an experiment: would anyone want a Sunday walk? Nita thought that even if one or two turned up it would be nice. And yet there were 20 of us at West Ampthill park car park and we had trouble finding a place to park! Clearly there is a pent-up demand for short Sunday walks: or perhaps it was the glorious crisp day with blue sky and sun that brought us all out.
We walked around the periphery of the park, passing a little too close to a lovely herd of Hereford cattle for some ramblers' comfort, then through some wooded areas and a short drinks break.
We then crossed the road and walked along an avenue of lime trees to a war memorial before strolling through the sandy Cooper's Hill, a SSSI site with stands of heather.
Before returning to the car park Nita asked if this was a worthwhile addition to the programme. The numbers speak for themselves: volunteers are required to lead a regular Sunday outing every fortnight.
|Track of walk, walked in clockwise direction.