Tuesday 17th. Another lockdown hike planned. Very windy and mostly overcast but reasonably mild for the time of year. On this one we even had the pleasure of the irate “Get orf my land!” farmer, always make me smile, bless ’em.
So join myself, Mrs H and our good friends Rose & Mick on what ended up an 8 mile (13km) 5 hour wander around the local countryside.
Deep in Lord Anson’s Wood, miles from any road, lay this derelict building with the grand name of ‘Strawberry Hall’. It was, in times past, a Gamekeepers cottage.
It was here by the abandoned irrigation pipes we encountered the tractor driving gentleman who informed us the path we were on was private, as if I really cared!
The ‘proper’ footpath took us through another farmyard where we saw this sad sight. To be fair the barns had several beautifully restored tractors in them so maybe this was waiting it’s turn.
Closed in 1959 this is Felmingham station on the ‘Midland & Great Northern Railway’ line (known at the time as muddle and get nowhere). The track bed now forms part of the Weavers Way long distance footpath.
Have a great weekend!