We felt it was important to show our group how to navigate with a map and compass
Jo created a series of clues in jars
which were hidden along our route prior to the walk.
Once joined by the group Jo explained what we would be doing
1. To start, turn SSE.
Follow the footpath SE to a big oak tree, where you will find your next instruction.
Third instruction behind the Old Pump Station wall.
3. Continue S on Furnace Lane and follow footpath to a fingerpost, where you will find your next instruction.
4. Take the Byway route SE. Follow it until it meets a footpath heading E to the River Ise. Follow the river N to a bridge.
5. Sit and listen.
We then did a spot of boat building
and launched them in the fast flowing stream
Carole was up to her wellington tops in the water with camera and video phone
Jo was on the bank recording events and voyages for our Light Walks film
The weather was set to change at any moment
We tested the boats
to see which sail
or lack of sail
After a brief picnic we walked home, a bit tired, a little wet, very happy.
Carolyn enjoyed the walk so much she did it again with her children, who also made boats which Carolyn launched for them whilst they stayed safely on the shore! We are glad to report that they also and had a totally wonderful time.