Tuesday 5th of July,Manton.

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Above Rutland Water

Above Rutland Water

Judy & David Smith lead the 28 walkers today from The Horse & Jockey. After a bit of a grey start the weather quickly improved to a fine summer’s day.As we went East from Manton we passed through the nature reserve for which Judy had aquired special permission. After this we turned south east uphill, with fine views behind us over Rutland Water.Can you spot the 7,yes 7, octogenarians in the photo. That speaks volumes for the benefits of walking.

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We then passed this impressive Osprey sculpture and carried on to the small, very attractive stone village of Lyndon.

A corner in Lyndon

A corner in Lyndon

The Gates of Lyndon Hall

The Gates of Lyndon Hall

 

Our route took us south west past the impressive Hall then downhill to the river Chater and uphill to Wing. To return to Manton we went north west to recross the Chater and uphill to finish. The cold pints on a hot day were much appreciated as was the walk.

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