Eleven members supported a most enjoyable walk from Wyville, Lincolnshire. There was an abundance of wild flowers as we followed a valley leading towards Stoke Rochford Park. Later, on “The Drift” which is part of the Viking Way, has been planted with wild flowers by English Nature. The following flowers were observed, wild geraniums, field scabious, wild mignonette, bugle, teasles and rose bay willow herb.
Walkers had an excellent view of Stoke Rochford Hall and were amazed by the number of chimneys. Opposite the hall is an obelisk dedicated to Sir Isaac Newton, who was born in the nearby village of Woolsthorpe. We walked out of the park to the village post office. Then joined a footpath which led us to the church which we found full of interesting material.
The walk continued to Skillington where we stopped on the village green for lunch. The village has no shop but there are still two public houses open. Following a visit to St. James Church we continued through field paths to Saltby aerodrome where gliders fly from and we actually saw one take off. We then followed the Viking way and used a permissive footpath to take us to the village of Hungarton and then walked down the road to Wyville having completed eleven miles on a very humid day.