Christina’s Barham Evening Stroll – Friday 5th July

Text contributed by Martin, pics and map by Christina.

On a lovely Friday evening in July, Christina organised and led an evening walk of about five miles starting and ending at Barham Fishing Lakes. There were 15 of us, with a good mix of new faces and some seasoned walkers.

The walk was on public footpaths, some of which were lined with brambles and nettles which John in his shorts found out to his cost. It went along the picturesque Gipping River, and past the mill at Creeting Lock Bridge where we stopped for a group picture.

It was a sunny evening with blue skies and not too hot, although a breeze would have been welcome. En route there were some curious cows and some well bred horses to photograph. Fields of runner beans and wheat added interest to the walk as well.

Some of us made a welcome pit stop at the end of the walk at the Sorrel Horse Inn where we enjoyed a pint or two in their lovely garden. It was a balmy summer evening to be remembered. All in all it was a very pleasant walk.