A new walk, finally! I've been trying to push up the mileage a bit recently, in some ways to make up for a lack of hills and ascent. Admittedly this walk was flatter than I had thought, with 69 metres of total ascent. The plan was simple, park on the airfield (I work there) and walk round the outer perimeter. There is a bridleway that covers pretty much the whole distance of 9 miles, but by parking the car within the perimeter I added close to 3 miles to the total distance.
|The old control tower|
The path on the whole was wide and well kept. A few areas of brambles to watch out for but generally good. All those brambles meant there is a good mile of blackberries round the route, unfortunately they are about a week or two off ripening. I might come back and walk and feast. There were a lot of them, and with the path so quiet I could get a good crumbles worth!