Fleckney and Beyond

By Phil

Fleckney, Arnesby, Shearsby, 5th February 2023Leader: Janet Earwaker From the car park, Janet led us along High Street past the Co-op and into Forge Close, through the esate and onto Wolsey Lane. We followed the jitties (a term used in the Midlands and also in mining communities in the south-east, notably Aylesham, for what I…

The Elms (Not a Pub!)

By Phil

Countesthorpe, 22nd January 2023Leader: Kathy Kilsby Kathy led this sub-seven mile walk starting from The Elms (///tender.zeal.edits) in Countesthorpe. Some of our members thought it was a new pub but it is in fact a cul-de-sac (originally an 18th century anatomical (French) term that literally means ‘bottom of a sack’) From The Elms, Kathy took…

The Peatlings and Bruntingthorpe

By Phil

The brave souls who mastered the mud! The Peatlings and Bruntingthorpe The route: the red flags are stiles. Leader: Gill Bridgeman We parked up at The Shires Inn (///stored.profiled.removal) in Peatling Parva, only to find that the pub was closed until the following Wednesday! As you can see from the map, there are a number…