The forecast warm front was thankfully delayed until this evening and left us with a lovely day for walking: sunny intervals, a biting wind, but with plenty of warm clothes and a good pace it didn’t bother us at all. We all managed to find the obscure car-parking spot and set off East from Ampthill by some allotments and across a field. There was a very muddy spot, but it was very short and we were not at all deterred. We soon got into the outskirts of Maulden and admired the variety of houses, when we had time between conversations to notice. An 11am coffee stop was in a sheltered area of rough ground, well protected by a hedge.
|Torunn, Jill, Tony P, Sharon, Ruth, Beryl, Lynn, Kate & Tony R|
With our brisk pace we arrived at Maulden church by 11.30 for an early lunch. This we ate in the church porch, out of the wind. On the return journey, we stopped to feed freshly plucked grass to some donkeys and had good views to the North from the Greensand’s ridge walk.
|Track of walk, walked in anti-clockwise direction.|