John Merrill's Lincolnshire Wolds Black Death Walk

John Merrill's Lincolnshire Wolds Black Death Walk - 16th September 2012

Sixteen walkers set off at 8.30am from Hubbard's Hill on the edge of Louth to complete this 26 mile challenge. The forecast for the day was for rain spreading from the north so we feared the worst! In the event the forecast got it wrong and we were blessed with a very pleasant day for walking. The object of the walk was to visit several of the sites of the many Wolds villages that were wiped out by the Bubonic Plague epidemic in the 14th Century. This we acheived to a man (and a boy - as we were accompanied by Aiden, the son of one of our group members and who finished the walk in style). The walk proved to be an excellent day out, passing through some lovely Wolds scenery, with the added interest of the deserted villages and a very pleasant lunch break in the Black Horse at Donington on Bain. Our thanks go to David & Lesley Wolsey for leading a splendid walk and providing us with such an informative history lesson.