Strollers Walking Group. Leader Robert Deller. Meet on the 4th Monday of the month.
April 2017 walk.
A pleasant spring morning greeted 14 strollers as we set off from the green at Morton for our monthly stroll. Walking the main street of this village, we then crossed the busy A15 making tracks towards Hanthorpe. Along this road we were greeted by another group of strollers in the front garden of a house and they seemed bemused by our presence,
Passing through this pleasant village we headed in a westerly direction before turning off the road to negotiate a track across a field. We crossed three fields, which added up to a mile, before we met the road from Stainfield. Making our way back passing through Hanthorpe again we came across our erstwhile friends from the other group who didn’t seem to have moved on at all. The photograph taken by Searle shows this friendly group posing for the camera.
Crossing the busy A15 again we passed down the main street of Morton and back to the church. The group then drove to the Hare and Hounds at Haconby for a 2-course lunch.
We all awoke to a forecast of a damp morning but it was dry and cloudy but cool when we all set off to the Boathouse Pub for our walk. As soon as we were walking we all felt very warm and the weather remained dry throughout. It must have been those umbrellas that some carried that kept the rain away.
The walk took us through the park land to the north of the river Nene towards Peterborough. Near Asda we crossed the river and were surprised by the number of swans on the river. Our return was via the cycle path along the other bank past Railway World up to Orton Mere station. From there we crossed the river at the sluice and returned to the Boathouse keeping as close to the river as the footpaths would allowed. The final stretch saw us back in the parkland crossing two bridges before arriving at the pub.
It was a very enjoyable 4.59 mile stroll along routes that one does not normally visit. Much of the walk was on tarmacked surfaces and the grassed sections were not too muddy despite the recent rain. However the stroll was punctuated by the sound of chain saws as the clear up from the recent storm proceeded.