Thursday, May 11, 2023

Thursday 4th May Clophill / Chicksands Woods.

This 7 mile walk was led by Tony P with 11 walkers.
Meeting just off Back St on a nice and bright sunny morning, we made our way past the Stone Jug , turning left onto the The Slade which would take us out from Clophill to join Old Kiln Lane.
Continuing up the slight incline we passed Kiln Farm where the new calves were in the barn.
Walking through the growing wheat crops, we were soon at Great Lane and with some road walking we joined with the track taking us towards Chicksands Wood 

 On entering the wood we were greeted with a carpet of bluebells, which continued all the way round 

We made our way past the elevated observation platform to the memorial  monument at the top of Long Drive.

Then continuing through the woods on Long  Drive, we passed the Obelisk (with it's controversial link to the slave trade), on our way to Appley Corner, where a well earned coffee break was taken in the glorious sunshine 

Back on the track on the other side of the woods, again we were greeted with an explosion of bluebells.
The wood this side presented us with a number of small gullies to cross over and was quite wet in places.
Leaving the wood, we made our way back towards Clophill, passing through the small stables and back down the track toward Back St.
For the end of a very enjoyable walk in nice bright sunshine with a light breeze.


Track of walk

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