Published on November 28th, 2014 | by Jillian Wightman0
Aynho Long Walk: 27th November 2014
Fog and scotch mist were the welcoming conditions this morning as nine of us and Marion’s two border terriers set off down Portway. Conversation was just as lively as usual, and the fog eventually lifted with the promise of some sunshine to come. We walked through to Church Lane in Souldern and on up towards the B4100, before turning along the Fritwell road. We took a sharp turn onto the footpath by Foxhill and soon arrived by Nancy Bowles Wood. The very wet track, which passed the house with all the blue flower pots, took us back into Souldern Village again.. The partially hidden path that leads along the edge of a garden before bringing us out at the far end of the village was intriguing to some of our more recent recruits. From here we crossed via copse and meadow to the top of Millers Lane. Half way down towards the ford we branched off to the right and followed the field edges up to the Aynho end of Millers Lane and on through the village back to the pavilion. Five and a half miles at 3.2 mph.