In Search of the Black Gelding - Thursday 20th April 2017

Leader: Steve McMorrow (for Colin Burnett)

23 walkers, 16 miles

An interesting day out in a less walked area. The weather couldn't really make its mind up- there was a bit of mizzle as we started and the views were a bit misty, but it cleared up and the sun came out in the afternoon. 
Winslow - old railway line - Addington - Adstock - Padbury - Bernwood Jubilee Way (Padbury Brook) -  lunch in and around Steeple Claydon church which was open - returning via Middle Claydon and East Claydon.

We found the rude notice - well we would, wouldn't we - but that black gelding remained elusive.

Thanks to Steve for stepping in to lead the walk, and to Colin for devising such an enjoyable walk in an area not so well known to most of us.

Hedge covered in netting: Colin Stoneman has done the research:

Yesterday there was quite a lot of discussion over a hedge that had been covered in netting, so did a quick look and this looks like the answer

Basically when a hedge needs to be removed you need permission, when it get granted by having netting over it then no birds can be nesting in it so it can be removed even during bird nesting times.

Merrian's photos

Wahid's photos: