NEXT TWO MONTH'S MEETINGS

- 19th September - 8:15 : The Ups & Downs of a Wedding Photographer by John Yarrow.
- 17th October - 8:15 : Healthy Living by Christine Holland.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Leeds Castle......... from a distance.

Continuing our friendship with the Members of High Halstow WI, Sadie Curtis  of Leeds WI led a walk around Leeds Castle Grounds.  Starting from Leeds Car Park, through Broomfield where we stopped at the Church.

 

 The verger Derek Hadlow kindly unlocked the Church for us to have a look around this historic building.   From there we walked  to the bottom of the hill, through woodland and into Leeds  Castle Grounds where we continued on the public footpaths.    Sadie had arranged for a friend of hers, a Leeds Castle guide to tell  us some of the history of   "the loveliest castle in the world".  Our walk took us to the far side of the great lake,  and back up past the cricket ground to Leeds Churchyard.  Finally along the road to The George Public House where a ploughman's lunch awaited us.

It was an amazing day to be out  in the open, with blue sky - though mud underfoot after the previous day's rain.  Fred Lucette amazed  us all by completing the whole walk and Peter Kelly was on hand to take photographs.  There were 11 walkers from Hollingbourne, 10 from High Halstow and 2 from Leeds - we enjoyed the weather, the scenery and the company.