Published on October 13th, 2016 | by Keith McClellan0
Aynho Long Walk 13th October 2016
We welcomed Mal as new to us today and he made the total up to ten, as we set off down Green Lane to Lower Walton Grounds. It was cold and showers threatened but it did not actually rain and later we had some sunshine. We crossed the bridge over the stream and continued round to the cottages and then across two fields, ploughed and harrowed, but dry and easy to walk on. We reached the copse on the ridge, passed through and into a ploughed field unharrowed. We followed the tractor track diagonally across the field to the edge and then down to College Lane and into Kings Sutton Village. The village green looked lovely in the Autumn sunlight as the leaves are turning. We continued round the back of the village, along the edge of two new estates, and emerged by the Railway Station. From there we took the footpath up a steep hill and through a large meadow of sheep and emerged onto a lane, having admired the topiary in the manor house on the far side of the field. We left the village on the path down to the sewage works through a freshly planted field, and thence crossed several fields and climbed up to the Dad’s Army hut and Charlton Road.
After the cold wind it was good to enjoy the refreshments that Anita always produces so well. Six miles in two hours of very enjoyable walking.