” A Host of Golden Daffodils !”
John & Alan’s Midweek Ramble 11 March
From our parking place in a lay-by between Kempley and Kempley Green, we were treated to far reaching views towards the Suckley and Alfrick Hills, Cowley Woods and the Malverns, and even the Obelisk at Eastnor Park was ‘clear as a bell’; surely the promise of good visibility for the walk to come. Alan explained that, unfortunately, John wasn’t able to lead the walk but would join us for lunch.
We set off across a couple of fields full of sheep and spring lambs to meet up with the Daffodil Way, our route for the day. We were soon walking through flower filled meadows, the daffodils looking at their very best. A delightful winding path, which surprisingly wasn’t muddy, led us through Dymock Wood and to our coffee stop. Having crossed the M50, we headed towards the village of Four Oaks before turning once again towards the motorway where we encountered a water-filled tunnel. Alan bravely led the way and having established that it wasn’t knee-deep, the rest of the group ‘took the plunge’. What we did discover, however, was that the ‘water’ was in fact, slurry! A short stretch of the old Newent to Ledbury canal took us by Boyce Court and on to Dymock and The Beauchamp Arms, where John was waiting. Thanks to John for organising lunch orders.