Blankney Blunder 23 April 17

A lovely spring day was in prospect as nine of us set off with Terry leading. We were joined by 3 visitors, all members of more southern based, LDWA groups. The route took us across field paths and bridleways, dry and easy going under foot after the prolonged dry weather of recent weeks. Pretty soon the new growth (nettles!) would make the route more difficult but today was easy. The villages visited in the morning, in order of appearance, were Metheringham, Nocton and Potterhanworth (mid morning refreshment stop). We then continued across to Carr Dyke which we followed south to the interestingly named village of Wasps Nest. On to our second vist to Metheringham where several of us enjoyed a visit to The Star and Garter for a liquid refreshmment. The pub was busy with a joint celebration - St Georges Day and Lincoln City football clubs' promotion to the Football League. Back into the sunshine and we continued to Scopwick where a short diversion took us to the peace and tranquility of the military cemetery. After a rest and some reflection we completed the walk back to Blankney. A really enjoyable walk, thanks to Terry for devising and leading it and to everyone who turned up and took part.