A grey morning on Wednesday 10th November with the promise of heavy rain didn’t allow us to set out with any great optimism. In the event, the rain never appeared and the weather brightened steadily through the morning.
Rosie and Sylvia had planned a fine circular walk through the countryside around Blidworth with good views from on of the higher areas of Nottinghamshire. All went well until the dreaded ‘footpath closed’ sign appeared. Fortunately – after some careful perusals of the map – we were able to take a detour to complete a slightly longer circuit.
At different stages we were joined on our walk by some inquisitive horses and a flock of geese – rather flustered perhaps by talk of Christmas? Blidworth and its surroundings are steeped in the legends of Robin Hood and we passed close to Friar Tuck’s Well and the location where he first met Robin Hood.
After close to 7 miles of walking we reached our final stopping point, the Bird in Hand, who provided us with a well-earned lunch (complete, of course, with puddings for some!).
Thanks to Rosie and Sylvia for planning an organising the walk.