Short and Long walks October 2020

Walking Group re-starts….. Alvescot Circular 13th October 2020

6 members travelled to Alvescot separately and met in the church car park.

A Risk Assessment had been prepared and everyone signed to say they had taken into consideration their own personal risk to join in the walk.

It was good to meet up with some of the group and hear how they had managed during the last few months.

The walk was new for most and was through fields, muddy lanes and along one tarmacked drive.  It was a walk of “stiles”. Riders were out on their horses, sheep in fields and then Hazel met a ram and 2 goats that she had made friends with previously.  They like to have their heads scratched!! We stopped to talk to a lady with a beautiful white Pyrennian mountain dog.  Apparently at his weekly grooming session he sheds an unbelievable amount of fur.  Nearing the end of the walk we saw an amazing tall straight tree with a very light colour bark.

The walk was extended by joining up several short footpaths.  

 A relaxed companionable walk.I am doing extra walks to try and fit everyone in who wanted to join in walks again

Short Walk Willow Meadow and Carterton 15th October 2020

Josephine, Janet, Ian and myself met for the first short walk since March.  It was a lovely sunny morning with a nip in the air. It was good to see Josephine and Janet for a catch up while walking.  We had several flypasts and also stood and watched an aeroplane take off from RAF Brize Norton.  Leaving Willow Meadow and then the Crescent we walked down Milestone Road to the Town Centre.  We were able to get a socially distanced table in Costa and enjoyed mint teas and cappuccino’s.  Janet left us here, I walked with Ian and Josephine until we reached my home and then they walked the remainder of the way by themselves.

In the afternoon Ian and I went to Longcot and walked a short way in reverse of a walk where we had not found the correct footpath on the recce.  We are now able to arrange a walk from Little Coxwell and following all the correct footpaths.

Next week we will invite the next 6 members to join us on a walk starting at Ascott-u-Wychwood which Iain Gray will lead.  Pam

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