Brodsworth Saunter and Christmas Luncheon - 1st Dec

Posted 1/12/2019

On this chilly but sunny morning, our party of 18 assembled at Brodsworth Community Woodland car park.  Our 6 mile route had originally been planned from the Pickburn Arms but as this is now closed, a little extension had to be added. So, skirting the northern boundary of this pleasant country park, we crossed the A1 via a footbridge near Pickburn Village. Descending to the village, we picked up a local lane taking us through grassland, woodland and farmland to pick up a track adjacent to wind turbines, heading north to Hampole Wood.  Skirting the boundary of this private woodland on two sides, we then entered the wood via a marked right of way.  Exiting the woodland we rejoined the local lane briefly, in search of a footpath to Brodsworth.  Although the footpath itself was across a field and had been obliterated by ploughing, there was a well tended grassy track around the field edge which we used to pick up our original route.  After a little detour through the beautiful Brodsworth Hall estate (with permission from the Estate Office, I might add!) we followed the road back to Pickburn and retraced our steps to the car park. The slight extension took the total mileage to almost exactly 7 miles.

Well done to the 14 adults and four juniors who completed this pleasant, albeit largely unchallenging route. A welcome goes out to Diane Farnaby who walked with us for the first time today.

The majority of our party then drove to the Scawsby Mill pub a couple of miles away for an excellent 3-course festive feast with crackers and all the trimmings.  This early Christmas cheer made for a fine conclusion to another fine day out for our group.  Thanks must also go to Scawsby Mill for their excellent provisions and attentive service.

See you all again soon!