Our February walk started from the picturesque Lincolnshire village of Woolsthorpe.
By prior arrangement our party of 26 were allowed onto the site at Lock 14 of the Grantham Canal. The site supervisor talked to us about the progress that had been made in the restoration of the lock. The main source of funding for the project is the Heritage Lottery Fund, so everything has to be restored in accordance with methods used 200 years ago.
We continued along the track of the old Woolsthorpe branch line, re-joining the tow path at Woolsthorpe Wharf, then onto Casthorpe Bridge before crossing the canal and traversing fields on the way back to Woolsthorpe.
Then the rain came, just as we were eating our sandwiches!! But, the sun came out as we reached the hill top overlooking Woolsthorpe, giving us a perfect view of Belvoir Castle and the Nottingham skyline to the west. After a 6.5 mile walk and wet from the rain, a wood burning open fire in The Chequers was a welcome sight!
Thank you to Dave Kay and Ian Raynor – a great walk.
Our next walk will be from Hayton, near Retford on Monday 18th March, 2019
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