Published on October 5th, 2017 | by Keith McClellan0
Aynho Long Walk 5th October 2017
Sixteen of us set out in lovely Autumn sunshine down Portway and across to Upper Aynho Grounds. As we walked down towards the woods we passed the herd of Red Pols with a group of lively calves enjoying the sunshine. In the woods we walked on a carpet of Autumn leaves although the trees still seemed mostly green. Up to Warren Farm and the Aberdeen Angus herd were also enjoying the sunshine. We continued down to Mill Lane and took the path along the back of the village to the church yard. From here we crossed the road and walked up to the path that took us through to the lane from the Charlton Road to Croughton. This road took us up to cut throat corner where we followed the track round the woods and came out opposite Camp Farm. We crossed the road and as we crossed the field next to Rainsborough Camp we appeared to be rounded up by a sheep dog. The sheep knew better though and did what was expected as the farmer came along behind us. We continued along the ridge, passed the mess left by the recent camper, and were glad to find the gate is now locked to vehicular traffic. Back at the pavilion we enjoyed Tracey’s lovely mince pies. We are still in need of someone to do the refreshments for us on a regular basis. We would love to come back to soup and jackets as winter creeps up on us.