Wednesday December 28th. Last walk of 2016, morning walk from Great Houghton. Leaders: Sue & Michael Holmes.

Photos by John Wheeler.


A frosty start.

The walkers in the lead.

A good crowd after Christmas, despite the icy conditions.

Our leader Michael.

Frost and fog.

Elevenses.

Wednesday December 21st, Morning Walk, Harrold County Park. Leader: John Ledger.

Photos by John Wheeler


Part of our route.

Break time.

Twin Santas.

The farm yard.

John Ledger our leader.

Tricky path across the bog.

Three Santas.

Sunday December 18th, Christmas Walk, Great Billing. Leader: Joanne Hammond.

Photos by John Tye.


Father Christmas ready for the walk.

other eager walkers waiting to get started..

passing St Andrew’s Church, to which we returned for the carol service..

following the leader.

Wednesday December 14th, morning walk from Cosgrove. Leader: Bob Entwistle.

Photos by John Wheeler


Emerging from the horse tunnel Cosgrove.

Very fancy Grand Union Canal bridge.

The rear guard.

Working party Canal access steps.

One of several slippery stiles.

Bob our leader for today.

Break time by the River Ouse tributary and a convenient seat.

Approaching the Iron aqueduct Near Cosgrove.

Sunday 11th December, circular day walk from Wakerley Wood. Leader: Chris Eilbeck.

Photos by John Tye.


Wakerley Church and Barrowden Church.

Just some of the redundant equipment on this farm.

Just after elevenses at Duddington Church.

A cocky bird.

Fineshade Abbey.

Wednesday December 7th, morning walk from Grafton Regis. Leaders: Brian and Di Hopkins.

Photos by John Wheeler


A loo with a view.

A birds eye view on the Grand Union Canal.

Stoke Bruerne Locks.

View of Stoke Bruerne Church

Refreshments at Stoke Bruerne.

Brian the "Leader".

Safely restrained by the wire.

Keeping faithfully to the path.

Gentleman Michael helping his wife Rita.

Sunday December 4th, day walk from Greens Norton. Leader: Enid Rippon.

Photos by John Wheeler.


Leaving Greens Norton.

Elevenses at Blakesley.

One of several ploughed fields.

Boot cleaning

Passing a fancy farm

One of several tricky stiles

Wednesday 30th November, morning walk at Stoke Goldington. Leader: Brian Welch.

Photos by John Wheeler


Setting off in the sunshine.

Crisp frost on the grass.

Atmospheric scene.

Solar panels in ideal conditions.

In Salcey Forest.

Break time.

Which one's Rudolf?

Wednesday 23rd November, morning walk, Weston. Leader: David Craddock.

Photos by John Wheeler.


Some slippery conditions.....

.....on.....

.....Banbury Lane bridle way.

Break time just outside Plumpton Wood.

Wednesday 16th November, morning walk, Moreton Pinkney. Leader: Graham Edmonds.

Photos by John Tye.



being allowed an autumnal break.

Canons Ashby.

Sunday 6th November, the longer Group AGM walk. Leader: Steve Sayers.

Photos by John Tye.


Castle Ashby.

llamas and pigs near Yardley Chase.

Capital Ring Walk, parts 1 to 4. Leader: Brian Welch.

Photos by Richard Deacon.


Part 1, 16th April: Start Royal Woolwich Arsenal.

Group contemplates the start.

Lunch stop, Severndroog Castle, Shooters Hill.

Part 2, 25th June: Lunch among the dinosaurs Crystal Palace.

Part 3, 13th August: Water stop Streatham Common.

Part 4, 8th October: Deer, Richmond Park.

One of the many views on the walk.
Looking west from Pembroke Lodge, Petersham towards Windsor.

Wednesday 2nd November, morning walk from Sixfields. Leader: Ann Tarry.

Photos by John Wheeler.


The start at Sixfields, 31 walkers and a dog.

Break time.

Upton Park.

Under the ring road.

Along the Northampton Arm ...

... of the Grand Union canal.

Weekend trip to Briedden Hills, Powys, 14th - 17th October. Leader: Clive Williams.

View more pictures from this weekend trip in the Powys Gallery created by John Tye.



Leighton Church from Offa's Dyke.

Autumn colours appearing.

a little bit of scrambling.


that's that one bagged.

Wednesday 26th October, morning walk from Great Addington. Leaders: Bernard & Anita Clark.

Photos by John Wheeler.


leaving Gt Addington.

by the Nene near Woodford.

by the Nene near Woodford.

by the Nene near Woodford.

crossing the Nene via old railway bridge.

crossing the Nene via old railway bridge.

leading from the rear on Station Rd near Ringstead.

Sunday 23rd October, Figure-of-8 walks, Litchborough. Leader: John Tye.

Photos by John Tye


Corks and Cans Norton.


a little climbing.

Sunday 9th October, circular day walk from Yardley Gobion. Leader: Chris Eilbeck

Photos by John Tye.


unconcerned llamas / alpaccas at Yardley Gobion.


a mixed occupancy field.

The River Tove.

Cosgrove for our morning break.

Wednesday 5th October, morning walk, Cogenhoe. Leader:John Cathcart

Photos by John Wheeler.


Breaktime near Denton.

Near Brafield.

Near Brafield.

Sunday 2nd October, circular day walk, Holcot. Leaders: Peter & Viv Mitchell.

Photos by John Tye.


Holcot duck pond.

most of us are ready to go.

just one sunflower.

just finished our lunch stop in Sywell.

Saturday 24th September, afternoon walk, Farthingstone. Leader: Mary Langley.

Photos by John Tye


The Knightley Way at Farthingstone.


the nature reserve that we are about to walk round.

in the nature reserve.

still in the nature reserve.

Mantles Heath. The sheep felt no need to rest.

on a permissive path around Hen Wood.

the trouble with autumn . . . . .

. . . and the pleasures of early autumn.

Wednesday 21st September, morning walk Everdon, Badby and Newnham. Leader: Joy Tripp.

Photos by John Wheeler.


Near Newnham.

The mud in Badby woods.

Going towards Fawsley.

Nearing Everdon from Fawsley.

Christmas Walk, Dinner and Carol Service. Sunday 18th December 2016

Timetable:

The Christmas Dinner must be booked in advance, together with your choices from the menu below. (Bookings closed on 1st December).


Wednesday 14th September, Morning walk, Milton Malsor. Leaders: Di & Nigel Deering

Photos by John Tye


The Northampton Arm.

a heron that didn’t fly away the moment I got my camera out

the flight of locks

the flight of heron

no flight from a swan and signets at Shelfley Lake

now a horse taking an interest.

Wednesday 7th September, morning walk from Badby. Leaders: Bernard & Anita Clark.

Photos by John Tye.


the time of year for ploughed fields.

The disused Catesby Viaduct

just finishing a little hill to Upper Catesby.

Charwelton communications tower on the way back to Badby.

Sunday 4th September, circular day walk from Yardley Hastings. Leader: Chris Roberts

Photos by John Tye


llamas at Chase Park Farm.

making use of the new bench at the start of the Horton-Ravenstone Way.

Castle Ashby.

Wednesday 31st August, morning walk from Chicheley. Leaders: Sue & Michael Holmes.

Photos by John Tye


some of the 32 walkers who turned up at Chicheley.

leaving Chicheley behind.

North Crawley.

Monday 29th August, figure-of-8 walks from Thorpe Mandeville. Leader: John Tye.

The bank holiday walk was enjoyed by 13 members.

Photos by John Tye.


Culworth ex-cricket club’s tractor.

looking back towards Greatworth.

time wasting at Marston St Lawrence.

Thenford (Michael Heseltine’s)

climbing back up to Thorpe Mandeville.

Wednesday 24th August, morning walk at Odell. Leader: Richard Deacon.

Photos by John Wheeler.


Wednesday 10th August morning walk attended by 28 walkers. Leader: Brian Welch.

Photos by John Tye.


The Grand Union Canal.

oats, of course.

preparing for lunch at The Old Plough.

Sunday 7th August day walk from Pattishall, walked by six members. Leader: Peter Keeble.

Photos by John Tye.


in The Pocket Park.

leaving Greens Norton after lunch.

Potcote.

an unexpected treat in Pattishall Church

Wednesday 3rd August, morning walk around Sharnbrook. Leader: John Ledger.

Photos by John Tye.


most of the 21 walkers.

the official break.

Saturday 23rd July, afternoon walk from Braunston. Leader: Gillian Horrell.

Photos of the 13 walkers by John Tye.


walking down to The Oxford Canal from Braunston.

joining The Grand Union Canal.

walking towards Wolfhampcote.

all except the leader and photographer.

this makes it all worthwhile

Thursday 14th July, evening walk from Hardingstone. Leader: John Tye

Photos of the 20 walkers by John Tye.


enjoying picking our way along a path in Brackmills Country Park.

finishing that path.

it wasn’t really that dark. It’s just to get the rainbow. It wasn’t raining either.

cutting through Brackmills Woods.

and coming out of the woods.

an easy path at last.

Wednesday 13th July, morning walk from Thorpe Mandeville. Leader: Graham Edmonds

Photos by John Tye.


Broad beans ready to eat.

A much higher than usual crop.

Marston St Lawrence.

A Large Tortoiseshell.

Entering Lord Heseltine’s garden

Break time.

Saturday afternoon walk on 25th June, Fawsley. Leader: John Tye.

Photos by John Tye.


A strange place to choose to sit.

A hill.

Five of the six walkers walking through Fawsley.

The promised cream tea.

A closer look at that teapot.

Evening walk, Tuesday 21st June, Fawsley. Leader: John Tye.

Photos by John Tye.


Three of the four walkers on this walk just leaving Fawsley.

20:45.

Circular Day Walk, Sunday June 19th, Olney area

10 walkers set out from Olney for an 11.6 mile walk led by Brian Hill.

In addition to walking the group enjoyed sitting in the garden of the Sherington pub!

Thanks to Brian for leading this walk and to John Tye for the pictures.


A pyramid orchid, John thinks.

Returning to Olney.

The ladies sticking together.

The River Great Ouse with lots of water.

Morning Walk, Wednesday June 8th, Towcester.

31 walkers enjoyed Enid Rippon’s moderately paced 6.5 mile morning walk from Towcester in hot humid conditions, but with a refreshing last 15 minutes in the rain. 18 stayed for lunch in The Bull.

Thanks to Enid for the walk and to John Tye for the pictures.


An oil seed rape meadow.

Evening Walk, Tuesday 24th May, Kislingbury to Upton Country Park

Twelve walkers enjoyed a leisurely stroll led by John Tye, followed by a leisurely drink at The Olde Red Lion!

Thanks to John for the walk and the pictures.


19:30. On The Nene Way.

19:55. A brief break at Upton Country Park.

A weekend in Ilkley, 1st - 3rd April 2016

See lots more pictures in the Ilkley Gallery created by John Tye.


Our first attempt at a walk.

Photo by James.

Photo by Brian Welch.

Off on our walk to Top Withens.

Getting excited that there is sunshine nearby.


Photo by Joy Tripp.