The Bramley Apple - September 2017

The Bramley Apple 24th September.

17 led by Dave Worsley set off on a lovelly walking day searching for the bramley apple.

We set off in the lovelly Nottinghamshire countryside towards Caunton for our morning break and then onwards towards Southwell our lunchtime destination. On the way we passed a pumpkin farm where Lesley rested on a pumpkin hoping for a Fairy Godmother but to no avail. We passed an old cotton mill now smart apartments a sign of the times then onto The Southwell Trail to our lunchtime destination Southwell.

Southwell is home to an ancient Cathedral and also a town where people knit covers for traffic bollards and park benches, how strange. We made our way to the Final Whistle Pub, a pub with fine ales and also dedicated to the railway where it has a platform and a set of rails at the rear where we sat in the sun and enjoyed a well earned drink. Suitably refreshed we continued on to the ancient Norman Cathedral where we realised what an important town it must have been . Suitably impressed we continued on The Bramley Apple Trail, past the bramley apple tree and then on our way to Southwell Racecourse. We then met our first real hill, Micklebarrow Hill, through an equestrian centre and back to our start at Kelham. What a great walk with lots to see on a lovely day, Well done Dave.