It was an early start, 8am from Carterton, cold and windy but dry as we waited for everyone to arrive.
Because of the weather, some had decided to meet us in Witney for the start of the walk and some went straight to Hacketts, where we had breakfast. We welcomed Mal to our group and then drove to The Leys to park our cars. The walk was a 3.5 mile route round Witney Lakes and Meadows; It was a very companionable walk with lots of chatter. There was a short sharp shower towards the end of the walk but we didn’t get to wet as we sheltered under trees. Ducks, geese and swans were swimming on the lakes; one member saw a woodpecker and we all saw a very full field of sheep. Reaching Hacketts we ordered our drinks and then sat at the reserved tables to wait for our meals. The coffees and breakfasts arrived quite quickly and everyone was very pleased with, and enjoyed their food; (empty plates confirmed this). After everyone had paid we all went our separate ways to the shops or back to our cars. Thank you to the car drivers. Out next short walk is 3 miles starting from Chipping Norton to Over Norton circular (undulating) on 9th July 2019. Pam