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BUSCOT, LECHLADE & KELMSCOTT – Another step towards normality

Hi All,

Well after 10miles with 15 eager walkers - with not a face mask in sight - we explored the Upper Reaches of the River Thames.

When planning these walks one attempts to visit places that you know our membership might like to visit. This one was no exception, some are venacular-members, others "Over the hill and far far away". With all our churches currently closed arriving for the pre-walk at an isolated church - with its door OPEN. Didnt take long to be inside. Only to find one of the best surviving Early English Churches - which apparently William MORRIS (whose house & image we were heading for) saved from Victorianisatin. Many found it interesting, others knew it. Dear Andrew W has  a NEW SMART PHONE attempting to get him out after 300 photos... Reached LECHLADE, decided not to enter the town for drinks or food, instead knew of picnic tables at the lock. Afterwards we followed the Thames meanders - I think after you have seen one or two, after what seemed like 30, at times only yards from our stragglers going the other way. We reached KELMSCOTT and the pub. Some wanted to press on, others a drink. Leaving the drinkers at the pub we set off for the disappointing "MORRIS MANOR". The restoration of barns etc prevented us seeing the house. More like a builders yard. Our walkers headed off whilst I back tracked to (have) find our drinkers now made themselves at home. Ultimately we back tracked to reach the river and car park for tea and nibblers at the van. Good to see so many "Old Faces" Bill

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