Walk 03/2012 – Wakerley

Sunday 29th January 2012

Only a cosy three of us for this local walk starting at Wakerley Great Wood.

A frosty start but the temperature soon got above freezing and, without any wind, it became reasonably mild.

Lunch was taken at Top Lodge where we were able to make use of the picnic tables and toilet facilities.

The route passes what is labelled on the map as Fineshade Abbey. But research suggests that this is only the stables of the Abbey which was demolished in 1956 after suffering war damage when it was used a a prisoner of war camp.

Surprisingly we did not spot any Red Kite, but we did see a Monkjack Deer (or was it a Skip Jack?)

Report – Alan

Pictures – Alan

Walk rating – Average

A new method of fixing way marks. This was tacked onto the end of a branch. Not sure what happens when the branch grows.
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The route follows the River Welland from Wakerley to Duddington.
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Fallen branches create shapes.
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As do fallen trees.
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The mill at Duddington.
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The bridge at Duddington.
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A view of Duddington.
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