Glen’s Halstead Hike – Sunday 4th March


Pics contributed by Sarah; poetry by Glen; map by Christina.

How good now to wander with relative ease

Farewell we much hope to the recent big freeze

Eight of us left Halstead in weather now mild

Keen to check out the Colne valley wild

No need to hurry, we’re not in a rush

Taking our time through the mud and some slush


Eastwards to Earl’s Colne’s edge then up to Colne Engaine

We were a small but contented chain

Some went to the churchyard to feast on their snacks

Others went to the Five Bells instead to relax

We then climbed gently northwards on paths in thaw

Enjoying a climate no longer raw

Not a great hardship when down came light rain

On with our waterproofs then off again

A decent stroll and appetites feeling full

Half of us ended up at The Bull.