Village walk 2018

More than twenty people – children and adults – plus several dogs turned up on a cloudy Saturday morning in the middle of November to test our refurbished footpath from Batts Brook to Sheldon.

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Six stiles were replaced by pedestrian gates improving accessibility for children, less able people and dogs alike.  This aim was most definitely achieved, as this year it was a difficult job to keep the group together – there was nothing to stop the faster walkers at the front!  Oh, those stiles last year, where we were queuing for a long time!

One thing did not change – the warm welcome and hospitability of the Sheldon Centre, where we had our delicious lunch.  The walk as a social occasion was good for not only did it provide an opportunity to see the renewed path, but also it provided an opportunity for residents in the village to meet each other, even if they are normally not in touch.  And it was very promising to see the young generation enjoying the great outdoors so close to their home.