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Tuesday 10 July 2012

Clues, Compasses and a Light Walks Flotilla

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.

2. Continue SE to cross a footbridge over a stream. Follow the hedge S. Follow the footpath into Furnace Lane.

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

worked best

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.

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