Medium Length Walk

Our Medium Length walk on 19th February was a 7.23 mile walk which started at Aslockton and took in the River Smite.  The weather stayed fine and mild for us, but there was a lot of standing water and of course a lot of mud, coming towards the end of a very wet winter.

What should have been a 6.5 mile walk turned out to be slightly longer because of diversions around standing water, which sometimes resembled ponds or even lakes.

We were all in a jovial mood despite the conditions and we managed to find some benches for our lunch break.

We walked through the picturesque villages of Thoroton and Orston, along a route that followed the River Smite in parts.

We did spot a Red Kite at quite close quarters, not something we often see around the Nottingham area.

All in all, this was an enjoyable walk, if slightly challenging at times! Everyone, though, was pleased to slip out of their muddy clothing and have a well earned drink in the Cranmer Arms.

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