After all the recent bad weather, it made a pleasant change to wake up on a Sunday morning to a dry day and at least some sunshine trying to break through. We gathered ever hopeful that despite a fresh breeze we would at least stay dry, but as we prepared to start the walk we could see yet more storm clouds approaching. Waterproof trousers appeared in all directions just in time to watch the approaching storm skirt just past the village and thankfully the rest of the day remained dry.
Our walk leader, the Lovely Andrew, treated us to a very lovely ramble along farm tracks, bridleways, across fields and some minor roads. We stopped for our usual picnic lunch in the village of Long Compton and finished up back at our cars, dry but rather muddy, and very appreciative of the home made Dundee cake that Andrew had baked for us.
Despite one or two minor slips in the mud and an incident with a car key locked inside the car (rescued very promptly by an AA patrolman), everybody departed happily and looking forward to getting home and scrubbing their boots.
Thank you Andrew for a lovely day out.