Ridges & Vistas - Thursday 23rd January 2020

Leader: Geoff Curnock
18 walkers, 15 miles

Misty all day - so not so many vistas - but still very enjoyable - lots of interesting information from the leader on the way round.  A good walk, thank you Geoff.

We bagged a LDP, the Tice Way, a footpath between the villages of Spratton and Teeton, opened as part of the Queen's Jubilee celebrations and named for Mrs Joan Tice whose idea it was to have a procession between the two villages to mark the occasion, and whose land the footpath crosses.

An interesting lunch break for those who visited the church - a lovely welcome from the barista who runs the Doris Café (named after a lady whose legacy enabled a lot of work to be done) in the church. Sadly the cafe had just closed, but the church was warm and inviting, with tables, chairs, flowers and a toilet. As we eat our lunch we had a potted history of the church, the Norman arches, the cross in the churchyard and anecdotes about the village and the church.  It is certainly a beautiful church and celebrates its 900th birthday this year.

M's photos and map are here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/60620372@N07/albums/72157712811661832

and from DFH: