Walk No. 93
Fifteen intrepid walkers met up in Lightfoot Lane for yet another of Rodney’s Rambles. We set off in sunshine going under the noisy M6 motorway and on into the country. As we climbed over the first of many stiles, we were joined by 24 young, over interested, bulls and thanks to a few walking sticks and clapping hands, we all arrived safely to the next stile.
The way now had become a little overgrown and we realized why Rodney had chosen not to wear shorts for this walk. Negotiating another stile, Judith decided to dismount using the forward roll method. (most entertaining)
Arriving at a roadway, we went downhill a little way to find The Ladywell Shrine, where Rodney related a version of a story about how the shrine had come to be in this place. It is a Roman Catholic place of meditation, dedication, reflection and a place of worship, but this being said, it is also used by Anglicans and the Orthodox Church. It is a very peaceful place and well worth a visit.
After a short time to look around, we left to walk the short distance to woodland, emerging onto a road and under the noisy motorway again and back to Lightfoot Lane where we had started 2 hours previous. Another walk successfully completed, we thanked Rodney for another pleasant afternoon’s exercise.