Saturday, April 29, 2023

Thursday 27th April - A Four Village Circular Walk 8 Miles

This walk was led by Sue & Graeme

Meeting in Roxton it was lovely to see 9 members joining us. Before heading off on our walk we went to see Roxton Congregational Chapel. A beautiful thatched chapel, originally a barn, converted to a Cottage Orné style chapel around 1808 

We then walked through St Mary Magdalene church yard in Roxton and followed a tree lined lane, through woods and fields following the River Ouse, passing Roxton pools trout fishery beautifully landscaped and well fenced to keep out the beavers Neil told us, until we came to Roxton Weir and Lock. The fire brigade were carrying out training so we stopped on the lock to take it all in. 

Then headed off towards Tempsford, passing through Ouse Farm, a grade 11 18th century building, and lucky to see some calves. A short distance along the A1 (Great North Road) we saw a milestone, 51 miles from London. 

Crossing the old A1 through some beautiful gates, originally the entrance to Tempsford Hall, through Tempsford Millennium Garden Sanctuary to the memorial where we had a coffee break. 

Off we went along Church End passing cows and watching a dog swimming up the River Ivel, we went over ‘High Ramper Bridge’ arriving at Great Barford for our lunch stop by the lock and Great Barford bridge with 17 arches. 

Heading off back to Roxton along the Ouse Valley Way by the river, across fields, stopping to look at the cows.

Track of walk, walked in clockwise direction

No comments:

Post a Comment