Wetlands and Waistlines - Thurs 5th April 2018

Leader: Bob Stafford

24 walkers, 16 miles

This walk certainly lived up to its name - the Wetlands of the Nene valley - a very watery walk in places.  Do look at Dave's photos!

We started along the former railway line between lakes, with a short break at the very impressive new Rushden Lakes with its shops, Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre, adventure playgrounds and walking trails.  Definitely somewhere to explore again - and perhaps paddle a canoe on the lake?  Soon afterwards we had to backtrack (or walk through floods). Bob had to think on his feet, but took us an alternative way round the lake.  A latish morning break at Finedon  and on to Little Addington for our lunch break. The day was really warming up now so a long cold  drink at The Bell was extremely welcome.  A shorter afternoon took us on higher land through fields with fine views over the Nene Valley. We picked up the old railway line again via Stanwick Lakes - a bit of paddling along the way was quite cool and refreshing - to our finish on the old road with the striking A6 viaduct ahead.

Lots of lovely sunshine - a really enjoyable walk - a great day out and one we will all remember - thank you Bob.

Photos from Dave and Adrian:

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