The other evening we decided to try a walk in the conurbation instead of driving out into the country....bad idea! When we were there a couple of weeks ago to see the Nightjars we noticed a walk along the old railway line from Ashington Cutting, it's a nice walk through an old trackbed. Lots of birdsong and someone has gone to alot of trouble to make it suitable for walking. We saw a deer and just enjoyed the amble until we happened to find ourselves on the edge of Broadstone Golf Course! We decided to turn back into the track and retrace our steps but a rather officious elderly golfer had seen us and informed us we couldn't go back as it was the Golf Clubs land! To be honest we didn't want to walk anywhere near the golf course as we find them rather sterile areas and without the wildness we like. Anyway he wouldn't have it and as we are peaceable folk we went his way which was a footpath that just led to a sign saying "End of Public Footpath"...it led absolutley no-where!
After returning to the car via a busy road we decided urban walking is not for us! But still, whoever did the hard work on the track, thank you. Sorry this turned into a rant...I'm not really grumpy I promise....we have learnt our lesson now!
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