This walk is the same as Walk 80 - we will now rename ourselves the Bucknell Mud Movers. Ian and Margaret were unable, due to weather, to recce a walk for today. 5 of us managed to make it to the church at Stanton Lacy, where, on a dank and misty morning we set off heading west via the Crosses and Walton. Some of us remembered the windswept oil seed rape crop of Walk 80, but this time the problem was mud - so much mud that our feet started dragging and once clear we all paused to scrape as much of the stuff off our boots as we could. Then we headed north towards Vernolds Common where we stopped for a coffee break by the now frozen pond.
Before arriving at Culmington I reminded everyone of the nutty wood chopper and hoped we'd escape this time. No such luck - there he was again - still chopping wood. We joined the River Corve once again and reapplied a thick layer of mud to our boots and eventually stopped for lunch.
Our lunch spot
The final climb - (all downhill after this)
as we approach the charmingly named Thriftwicket Lane
Ruth struggles down the final muddy field
Graham & Geri's boots!
all photos courtesy Mike