Sunday 25th October 2020

There were four of us for this walk alternative - Alan P, Garry, Neville and Janet (with George).

Being near Newmarket race course, there are a number of studs in this part of the country and these have a significant impact on the scenery with lots of fenced off paddocks and expensive looking training buildings.

There seemed to be plenty of money in the area and this included the pub in Woodditton called the Three Blackbirds, which even though thatched, looked in immaculate condition (turns out there was a fire in 2018, thus the reason for the refurbishment).

The latter part of the walk returns along the embankment called Devil's Ditch, raising questions about why it is there. It is apparently part of a defence system from Anglo-Saxon times.

At the end of the walk, the pub in Stetchworth did not seem to be open, so is was an easy choice to go to the immaculate-looking one in Woodittion.

Report - Alan

Walk rating – Average.

Pictures - Alan

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Neville is coming up on the rails, typical of the fencing in this horse centred part of the country.

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The Autumn colours are starting to take hold.

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Our lunch stop. They even have smart bus shelters in this part of the world.

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The water tower at Ditton Green.

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We came across this random display of poppies on a heap of dumped stone.

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