St Mary's Bucknell
12 of us assembled by the lych gate with anxious looks at the sky and hoping the promised rain wouldn't arrive. In the event it did a few times during the walk, but not enough to dampen spirits.
We set off up Dog Kennel Lane and took the footpath to the top of Red Lane and continued up the steep ascent of Bucknell Hill eventually arriving at the summit where we dropped down to Fiveways. We took one of the turnings which passed above Gripesnest at the head of Darkey Dale.
Coffee break over - Mike gets ready to restart
Looking down towards Fiveways from Hopton Titterhill