Midge Walkers

Walk  No. 91

Tockholes walk - July 2016

This months walk started from Abbey Village opposite the Hare and Hounds pub. It was to be a repeat of an ill fated walk that we undertook last year which had set off in blazing sunshine but finished in torrential rain. This year, despite heavy rain showers during the previous weeks, it looked like we would escape the wet stuff. So ten adults (no children and no dogs this time) set off at the appointed time passing a few newish properties with some amazing views. We soon came to the first of our promised 6 styles in our 4 mile walk. A bridge and a short climb brought us to a small group of houses, one of which housed some attractive hens in their garden.

A very capable group of walkers made good time and quickly arrived at Tockholes Village which had once had it’s own School, Pub and Chapel. We took the opportunity to take a rest while looking around a very old graveyard which told many tragic stories. Whilst this was sad, we were able to appreciate how medical science and our NHS have given us much better lives.

We then made our way up a steep lane up to a road which marked our highest point of our walk and we were amazed to find that exactly in the same place as the previous year, it had started raining. We hastened our steps and turned off into woodlands which gave us some shelter and had our coffee stop overlooking a lake. The rain was not as bad as the previous year and we took a gentle amble back to our starting point in Abbey Village where most of us sought warmth and refreshments at the Hare and Hounds, where you can get an excellent meal.

Rodney, our walk organizer had promised 6 styles but got it wrong again, there were only 3 but got the distance right. The 4 miles was just about enough considering the conditions so our thanks again go to Rodney for another pleasant afternoon walk

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