Starting from the Rutland (29th December 2016)

Thursday 29th December, 31 intrepids met at the Rutland Arms,Cowley Lane for a quick 4.5 mile walk before lunch there. It had been a very frosty night, but today, the sun shone, and there was a beautiful blue sky. Steve Sadler had planned this one, but had not planned to take a tumble off a ladder and fracture a few bones. However, he and Ros met us in the pub, where he told us all about his new shoulder! A really nice walk, some new faces, and a couple of stops for coffee and chats. Some great views. Lunch at the Rutland for just ten of us scoffing pie and peas, they had not catered for a couple of other groups, despite our booking in, so the rest of the walkers had to make do with sandwiches, baked potatoes and crisps. The pub had also asked us to delay our arrival for lunch by an hour, as another group had pinched our slot. A puzzling John-led quiz, where most of us showed we were not very good at 1960s films!

And some photos by Graham Gill…..