Christmas Walk – Dec ’18

Attendees: Maggie (organiser), Dorian, Alan, Claire, Keyna, Bruce, Nicola, Tracy, Sue

When: Saturday, 15th December 2018

Despite the weather forecast for rain for most of the day, there were still nine of us on the walk. We set off from Hungerford train station with most people having got the train from Newbury, mainly so we could have ample liquid refreshment! We headed across Hungerford Common battling against the wind and rain and continued south towards Little Common. Luckily we were able to find some shelter under some trees to stop and enjoy the now traditional mulled wine/cider and mince pies. However it was too wet to say long!So off we went again in the rain, passing a disused moat and St Caspian’s until we finally got to Kintbury. The overwhelming decision was to go to the pub and get the train back to Hungerford. Luckily the land lady was OK with the puddles and the dripping clothes!

A couple of hours later we got the train back to Hungerford and were joined by other club members to enjoy a great meal at the Hungerford Arms.

The forecast had been right but despite the weather and getting very wet we all enjoyed our day out. This was the first time that we have had to shorten the Xmas walk, let’s hope it will be the last!

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