It was a rather grey looking morning with a few drops of rain falling from the skies when ten enthusiastic walkers of Whitley WI set off from the car park at The George and Dragon in Great Budworth.
Several new members had joined the group, all of whom were made very welcome.
The group started their walk by initially turning left along the road, passing the village bowling green, then finding the path which took them through a few fields, some with cows, eventually turning right when they reached the main road. The weather was beginning to brighten up by the time they passed and chatted with the owners of Ice Cream Farm, located in Heath Lane. (Sadly, it did not open until 12.00 noon). Another field path was located, this time around the perimeter of what would soon be ‘a maize maze’ for happy children to get lost in, which took them to Budworth Heath Lane where they turned right making their way along this road until they reached Westage Lane. Jokes were made about a previous time when they had tried to walk down that lane, only to find it closed as an under passage for badgers was being constructed, and undignified climbs over and under fences had to be made. Continuing along Westage Lane until they turned left following a lovely tree lined pathway, with distanced views of Jodrell Bank. This ancient pathway led back to the church and many picturesque cottages, which have been used in film sets on many occasions, eventually leading to the George and Dragon.
All enjoyed the walk and were ready for a refreshing drink and tasty lunch.
THANK YOU ANN… another super successful day out.