Published on December 21st, 2017 | by Keith McClellan0
Aynho Long Walk 21st December 2017
What a contrast to last week, nineteen of us set off this week, almost three times last week’s walkers, and the frozen snow covered fields and ice covered tracks have turned to vast lakes of water and thick clingy mud. We walked and skidded down Green Lane and turned along the valley track. We navigated round or wellied through the great tracts of water before taking the field edge to the bridge across the stream and continuing towards Charlton. The path across the field to the old stone pits was very muddy, but the pits themselves were still grassy. Not so the next field, more mud. We reached the road down through the village and were relieved of mud and puddles for a while. The path up to Rainsborough Camp was mostly grassy but there was some mud. The ridge walk is still closed off so we finished the walk along the Charlton Road. The pavilion was very busy as Dawn’s refreshments were much needed. 5.2 miles.