Wellow Wander - June 2017

15 walkers met at the car park on Forest Corner Edwinstowe on what promised to be a very warm day.

11 Vermuyden members we joined by 4 visitors including Marla and Ian who we haven’t seen on a group walk for an age.

Leaving Edwinstowe past the church where Robin Hood and Maid Marion were wed (supposedly), we skirted the edge of Ollerton into Rufford Park and followed a railway embankment to the May Pole at Wellow.

Before we found some in need of refreshments at the Saville Arms in Eakring we walked through the pleasant hamlet of Ompton. The weather had warmed up to around the 30 degree mark by now and if we were walking in the right direction there was a pleasant slight breeze.

After lunch we were entertained by the golfers on the golf course before we came across the entrance to Centre Parks.

Approaching Edwinstowe and before a 3 or 4 (maybe) loop through Sherwood Forest we lost 6 in the group to short cuts as the warm day was taking its toll.

If we all knew how warm it was going to be walking along the Drive of the Duke of Portland towards the Gateway house we might have all bailed.

Finding the centre tree of Sherwood and The Major Oak we were promised an Ice Cream at the visitors centre,  as this did not materialise we were promised again at the end of the walk in the small shopping arcade.

Even though the shop was closed Frank it was a cracking walk with not to many hills in this weather.

Thanks Frank for leading.