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…

Laughton by Road

By Phil

Laughton by Road Laughton by Road Map Download the GPX file This is an easy, mainly road-based walk of just over 7 miles from Fleckney to Laughton and back. There are no stiles, some minor undulation, and only one muddy patch. From Fleckney we carefully walk along the pavement, if you can call it that,…

The Cock and Bull Walk

By Phil

Cock & Bull Walk Download the GPX file A cock and bull story is a fanciful, unlikely story. The Cock Inn and the Bull Inn, both in Stony Stratford, are believed to be the source of the phrase. On this walk we take in The Cock Inn at Peatling Magna and The Bull’s Head in…

Billesdon 2022

By Phil

Billesdon > Cold Newton > Tilton on the Hill 6th March 2022: Dave Harvey The original route A Dave Harvey walk from Billesdon ///breakaway.stoppage.hunches The orignal walk heads north through fields past Sludge Hall to Cold Newton for a coffee stop. From Cold Newton we pick up the Midshires Way heading south-east past Hamner’s Lodge…