Our last walk, on Tuesday 2nd October, was to Vicar Water Country Park where we started at Rumbles Cafe. The weather was kind to us and we didn’t experience any rain.
We walked around the lake and struck off across the fields to Kings Clipstone and by the remains of King John’s Palace, which in fact was a hunting Lodge. We walked over to Cavendish Lodge and through Cavendish Wood to the River Maun, a nice little river not much bigger than a stream which runs alongside the woodland. Then cutting back again past the Spa Ponds through more woodland and back to the country park.
It was a very pleasant walk of 7.79 miles over varied and and flat countryside on good paths and country trails. I have shortened the distances, as you may have noticed, to approximately 8.5 miles. They are generally very easy and conducted at an easy pace, we have a coffee break and a lunch stop, the only difference between mid length walking group and the long walks group is that they are a little longer. There is room in the group for new members and anyone wishing to join would be welcome.