Thursday, 4 April 2013

Walking Fineshade, Lincolnshire

My apologies but I have a couple of posts to catch up, so this walk actually took place late October 2012, but I still want to share it with you, because it was a really good time to take what I call "moody pictures" and how the sun can play a good roll in the photos we take...

It was a cold, foggy and frosty morning with a never ending site to the foul weather we have had for nearly a year, but somehow all that doesn`t matter when you can have a good clear walk and take cool pictures!
Our journey started at Top Lodge car park, Fineshade and with several routes to follow, we decided none of them! but walked south of the car park towards the Abbey, on the site of St. Mary`s Priory (Augustinian) and with the fog slowly clearing, the area showed a beauty waiting to be discovered and following the Jurassic Way, we were a little disappointed that we couldn't`t walk to the trig point as fences barred our entry as the Abby area is privately owned, but with the sheep for company and the eerie sounds of dear rushing away, it took on a new meaning of loneliness......

Cobwebs make for stunning pix with the frost.

The sheep and the trig point (triangulation pillar)

The remains of the Abby

Our friends followed us everywhere!

The glowing abby and trig point

A walk along the jurassic way is very well signposted and there are good places to go for food, although the route we went was only 4 miles on undulating ground, so good footwear required and route map of Rutland Water 234 is excellent to showing you the many routes that we have taken, and if ever your this way, your always welcome to drop in for a cup of tea and a mighty walkers tale!

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