Having recently returned from my South Coast travels, it seemed only fair that I should bring a little something back with me – ‘The Sunshine’!! Although even I can’t take full credit for such a feat, it was a delight to meet up at The Pheasant with Maurice, Andrew and Keith on such a pleasant evening, although not quite warm enough to brave shorts. So it would be that the 4 of us set off towards Heydon avoiding the now cavernous potholes that take pride of place in the roads between Gt Chishill and the Elmdon turn, I’d been warned about these caverns earlier in the day but still amazed by their size and depth.
Safely negotiated we headed down through Chrishall Grange and on to take the road that runs parallel to Duxford’s runway in to Duxford village, on to Hinxton and Ickleton before tackling the long Coploe Hill, after a short rest-bite at the top viewing a sizeable herd of deer on the fields in the distance, safe in the knowledge that if they stay near the M11, they will keep increasing the herd (only a fool will shoot here!!). Up to Strethall before heading on through Littlebury Green and then deciding to take the easier route along the B1039 before veering off to see if The Red Cow would be open for a little refreshment, sadly not open on a Monday. On to Crawley End to encounter a couple of Kamikaze Cock Pheasants, not satisfied with surviving the shooting season and having the urge to dash out into our path, no more Roadkill on this day, well not by us anyway!!
Back to The Pheasant, avoiding the caverns again en route, for succulent Goujons and chips.
Thanks Andrew for organising the route and us too.