Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Thursday 22nd June Woburn > Woburn Sands walk led by Tony M

This 6.5 mile walk had 9 walkers and started from the car park opposite Woburn church.
We made our way out from Woburn up and through Crowholt, before crossing the Leighton Rd & on towards the Landonhill plantation.
We then passed through the derelict Horsemoor farm & up to the enclosed reservoir where a water stop was taken.

The water stop
Coffee break at the picnic benches

Then on through New & Old Wavendon Heath, where a coffee break was taken on the picnic benches by the car park. So much has changed in this area with the cutting down of many trees & large logging tracks.
We carried on into Woburn Sands for a well deserved lunch stop at the Fir Tree, where we were then met by Margaret, Bill & Hilda who were joining us.
Leaving the Fir Tree we entered Aspley woods where more logging has recently taken place, down the famous steps.

The group at the bottom of the steps

Then on towards Birchmoor Lodge, where the Duke of Bedford is currently slumming it whilst the main house undergoes major renovations.
Carrying on past the cottages at Birchmoor Green, we were soon on the road back through Woburn & to the car park for the end of a lovely walk on what turned out to be a very hot sunny day with very little air movement.

Track of walk, walked in clockwise direction.


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