Published on September 7th, 2017 | by Keith McClellan0
Aynho Long Walk 7th September 2017
We said goodbye to Jenny today; she is now an hour’s drive away so won’t be there for the track walkers any more. Anita has also given up the refreshments, so we hope we can find another person to take over. In the meantime we are sorting it out for ourselves but it is not the same. Anyway the long walk took us down Portway to Souldern. We passed the church and continued up towards the B4100 but turned along the Fritwell Road and continued to the junction where the footpath goes off to the right passing Foxhill. The alpacas were much closer to the fence today and did not panic at seeing us. The path that cuts through to the track was overgrown so we took the longer route round except for three brave adventurers and bandit, the dog. The track was surprisingly dry as we approached the village and we took our usual route between the houses to the woods by Souldern Manor, followed the white tape around the horses and crossed into Wharf Lane. Heading down to Souldern Mill we took the path to the right instead of going down to the ford and followed the wall all the way back to Station Road and up into the village. 15 walkers walked 5.5 miles. Ron’s cake was very tasty.