Roundabout Retford February 13th 2011

February's walk

Roundabout Retford 13th Feb 2011
21 Miles
Leader Dave Ashford

20 walkers met at Retford Parish Church on this dull and damp day including guests from East Yorks, West Yorks and Lincolnshire.

A figure of eight walk to the North and South of Retford, which included walking stretches of both the River Idle and Chesterfield Canal

The walk passed through the Idle Valley Country Park, Hayton, Clarborough and Welham to the north of Retford.
Lunch was taken in The Packet Inn at Retford where the local beer was sampled for a very reasonable £1.70
Afternoon and the walk continued south visiting Eaton and Grove
01Retford church, the start. 02 Crossing the River Idle 03 Walking alongside the River Idle in the Idle Valley country park 04 Chesterfield Canal, Whitsunday Pie Lock at Welham 05 Chesterfield Canal at Retford 06 Little and large at Grove Park 07 Snowdrops at Morgans Plantation