Walking – All Day

An eventful day for our May outing as we completed an enjoyable 9.25 mile walk around the Northamptonshire countryside, walking from Draughton to Faxton, Old, Scaldwell and Lamport.  Firstly, we battled our way through shoulder high oil seed rape in a couple of fields, then during our pub stop we spotted Adam of Countryfile fame lunching in the Swan Inn at Lamport and, finally, were greeted back at the Draughton car park by a policewoman and van with flashing lights blocking the Draughton road, asking which way we were headed as apparently two ponies had escaped from an adjacent field and disappeared north on the Brampton Valley Way!  Fortunately the animals were soon recaptured and  group members were able to continue on their way home for a well deserved cuppa!