27 May 2019, Meadows in May
Another Bank Holiday, another forecast of rain. But it didn't - apart from a
few drops when we under the trees, so it didn't matter. Instead, for most of the
time, we have plenty of blue sky and warm sunshine, with a smattering of perfect
white clouds and just enough breeze to prevent us from overheating.
Our walk took us down Washbridge and over the border into Scarning, then up the
full length of Ted Ellis Walk. We then made our way to and across Rushmeadow -
our ‘Meadow in May’. And it did not disappoint, with the walk across the meadow
and its fine show of wild flowers and (safely behind the fence) the Norfolk
Wildlife Trust’s cattle grazing the meadow. Then it was the pleasant meander up
through the woods and on to reach Sandy Lane. There followed a bit of road
walking, fortunately with little traffic, before we reached Mill Lane and once
again climbed to enjoy extensive vistas across Dillington’s growing fruit
bushes. Returning towards Quebec Woods we enjoyed the sight of the piglets
running about before using Dereham’s only bridleway to head east towards
Northall Green. The final stretch brought us down Cemetery Road and through the
old cemetery, and the last 100 metres to reach The George Hotel and the coffee
and cake awaiting us - and after 7 miles, everyone was pleased to have it!
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