On Saturday September 30th 2017 the fellowship group met up at St Mary's before embarking on a 5-mile walk around the nearby Wolds.
Assembling in church
About eighteen adults, five children, four dogs and Big Ted assembled in church before starting the walk
We soon passed some inquisitive sheep at Avenue Farm
We stopped at the Avenue Farm stables while Paul gave us some background information
Uphill on the Wolds
Soon we were walking in small groups along the Wolds fields
We paused for breath near a 'secret' chestnut tree, where Paul handed out copies of a very old Ordnance Survey map...
...and explained that Avenue Farm was named after an avenue of trees that led to it. These trees were plainly shown on the map.
Gazing down the avenue
The site of the avenue of trees was visible from the chestnut tree and we all gazed into the distance towards Avenue Farm
...or what's left of it!
Sadly, over the years most of the trees have died or have been felled (but Avenue Farm is visible between these two remaining trees).
Paul explains the next part of the walk while Big Ted searches for food in the back pack.
Taking a rest
We stopped for a rest in the early afternoon sun - it was a surprising warm day.
Here's the group having their picnic lunches near Clipston...
Big Ted takes a selfie
...while Big Ted used the opportunity to take a selfie.
About to launch a drone
Someone had brought along a drone that was going to be used to take aerial photos of the surrounding countryside
Aerial view of the group
The drone was used to take this excellent aerial photo of the group having their picnic lunches.
Ridge and Furrow
This shot clearly shows the 'ridge and furrow' earthworks; the preserved evidence of medieval arable farming.
Homeward bound after yet another enjoyable fellowship event.