"Yes, I realised that I was setting myself up for tricks and fun today but didn't realise what fun we would all have!
6 of us strolled through Deffer Wood and down into the Country Park, a total of 6 miles for our first walk after lockdown opened.
The 3 days before had been unseasonably warm but today the weather reverted to type and it was hats, gloves and thermals weather. That meant that at best it meant the Country Park was not overcrowded but at worst it meant that our picnic was eaten hastily.
The walk through the Wood was peaceful with the occasional friendly greeting to other walkers with dogs and children. A kind gentleman offered to take our group photo at the Summer House and we risked sitting side by side but avoided breathing too heavily over each other!
Bluebells were making their presence known in small patches with evidence of the beauty to come.
We ambled through the wood and had the usual fun of negotiating the log hazard before leaving to head out and a cross to the park passing Jowett House Farm dated 1600s.
There were several tricky stiles along the way and comments were made about how long it had been since we had had our legs over so frequently!
Making our way back to the cars we passed the Open Farm (which is not open!) and if it hadn't been too cold to take my phone out I would have had some super shots of the nurseries of black lambs charging about, they were delightful.
Janet was hesitant about the climb back up to the cars but even though she was exhausted she entertained us with her initiation of how to avoid climbing over a high stile. It was hilarious.
Thank you to my 5 comrades and looking forward to the next time. "