My walk on Thursday 16th June was 6 miles. 7 brave members were not put off with the soaring heat temperatures.Our walk was Whitwell and St Paul’s Walden with a Coffee and Picnic stop.
We passed this beautiful house, the gardens are Part of The National Garden Scheme. See ‘within the walks garden project’ walking uphill to St Pauls Walden Church. Fortunately it was open. There was several photos of royalty visits dating back many years. In the church yard is a commemorative column of the Bowes Lyon family. We stopped here in the sunshine and had a coffee break.
Walking on through woods and fields passing the ornate gates of Stagenhoe a Sue Ryder Home.
We were then walking in the cool woods and lanes to find a fallen tree for our lunch break. Talking and reminiscing of old times, dancing and childhood days.
After passing the policeman ( the residents village scarecrow) Penny and myself enjoyed a well deserved refreshing drink at The Bull.