Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Thursday 11th April Harlington-Pulloxhill 7 miles led by Tony P

Nine walkers met at Harlington village hall before crossing over Bury Orchard to make our way along Barton Rd, where we were joined by our chairmen Tony R.
Turning to take the bridleway,we made our way down past Willow Farm where we joined the Bottoms.
Entering the field near Lower East End farm conditions under foot were quite firm.
Continuing through Wateroff we made our way to cross the Harlington Rd, coming out at the derelict burnt out house.
Up through the field passing the woods at Sharpenhoe Grove, we once again joined the John Bunyan trail (he certainly got about!)

Heading along the trail, we came to a clearing where a well deserved coffee break was taken.
Suitably refreshed, we continued on our way up towards Pulloxhill.

Climbing the incline, the pace quickened as we were heading towards the church for a nice picnic lunch.

Enjoying the views of the countryside, we settled down for another well earned break.
Brenda, Janet, John, Diane, Torunn & Kate enjoying their picnic

Richard, Wendy & Tony R with their picnics.

With a sharp blow of the whistle it was back on the trail through the churchyard and village, before entering the field to make our way down towards Portobello Farm and wood. Then continuing on through Upper Sampshill farm we turned on to the track leading us towards Mill End.
Unfortunately due to the recent storms quite a bit of the track was flooded in many places, however careful negotiation of the conditions saw us all get through without anyone falling over.
Passing Lovett Green, we made our way through to Bunyan's Oak, where a steep climb to the top, once again offered great views of the countryside.

Passing through Horsehill Spinney, we once again joined the Barton Rd making our way back to the end of the walk at Harlington village hall.   Regards     Anthony Price
Track of walk, walked in anti-clockwise direction.

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