Ten walkers braved the pessimistic weather forecast on Thursday September 24th. We started from St Mary’s Church Greasley which is Grade II listed by the Department for Culture, Media & Sport as it is a building of special architectural or historic interest.
By the time we set off at 10am the rain had stopped and, after a look at the grave of Captain Cook’s ship doctor and surgeon, we walked out of the churchyard across field footpaths to cross the Giltbrook stream into Watnall Woods. From there the route was out towards Kimberley then onto Watnall where we took a short detour to view the ‘Holy Well’ on Trough Lane.
We then crossed the main road heading for Narrow Lane past the farm shop to join a footpath to the aptly named Bogend –fortunately there are now duckboards which bridge the ‘bogs’. The footpath emerges at the bottom of Church Lane and a short uphill to our starting point a total distance of an undulating 4.3 miles with some good views.
Next Walk (Covid-19 situation permitting) is Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 – Route TBC