The long evenings and daylight walks until late have soon come around.
On Thursday a select little group met in the quirky pub near Goostrey station.
Sculptures adorn the car park.
As do some vintage cars. The Ford Anglia is nearly fifty years old.
After a delightful stroll through The Bongs, we wound our way past several farms to a spot where Andrew expounded on a new permissive path that loops through fields and bluebell woods.
The good people of Goostrey are very progressive, and have created this excellent new footpath. Here it passes through a field, but it’s mostly in woodland. Very smart stiles and sturdy signs are evidence of the planned permanence of the path.
Having started at 7.45pm, by 9.30 it was getting dark, but these longhorn cattle seemed quite happy to stand and stare, though the males seemed intent on locking horns with each other.
The bluebell woods on this walk were extensive and stunning. Well worth a visit when there’s a bit more light to illuminate them, but very pleasant even at this time of day.
Here’s the route we took, before and after beers at the Red Lion.
8 km, minimal ascent, allow 2 hours.