Published on March 30th, 2017 | by Keith McClellan0
Aynho Long Walk 30th March 2017
We were all looking forward to the warm sunshine, so all seventeen of us were taken aback by the shower that rained on us as we set off. It soon cleared, however, and only returned briefly near the end of our walk. Green Lane was reasonably clear of mud although Phil’s dog found a couple of long puddles to lie in. We took the field edge when we got to Lower Walton Grounds and followed it towards Charlton until we reached the track up the side of the ridge. We took the path along the ridge. The farmer had cut the track through the rape seed in all the fields so we had no difficulty with the route. We reached the old stone pits and passed through them and out to the village by the school. The sun was shining and the air very warm as we continued through the village. Up towards the camp the reddish soil was quite dry as we crossed the recently harrowed field. The sheep seemed relatively unperturbed by the various dogs on our walk and we were soon on the ridge back to green lane, the pavilion and refreshments. We sat outside and enjoyed the warm sunshine. 5.2 miles.