Wednesday Half Day Walking – September Report

A select eleven of us set out from Knossington for an eventful walk over lovely rolling countryside with wonderful views over East Leicestershire and Rutland. The first obstacle encountered was a footbridge with an alarming lean on it. With both hands on the handrail and leaning backwards, we had to inch our way sideways over it to prevent falling off into the stream below! Fortunately subsequent footbridges were level and proved no problem at all. Just after our coffee break, where we admired the views over towards Oakham and Rutland Water, we came across and passed uncomfortably close to, a very grumpy bull. In a very large herd of cows he didn’t seem to be too bothered about us but the noises he was making made us all very wary of him. Some of the ladies couldn’t have got any nearer to the hedge if they tried! One more stile with a serious lean on it, and low brambles overhead to try and avoid, finished off our ‘excitement’ for the day. A bit of light rain was forgotten about as we returned into Knossington in the sunshine completely dry again. A memorable walk!

Bruce white