Inspiration - Sky Atlantic - the British and on-line route
Geocaches - 4
Post Walk Refreshments - Cup of tea and a teacake
I am getting my walking inspiration from increasingly bizarre reference points. Last week, I caught up with a new series on Sky about the history of the British and thought - there you go, how about a Roman inspired walk. A quick google and I was reminded of the history of the Droitwich, where the Roman's mined for Salt from an undergound lake. So this walk had a Roman hillfort, salt workings, Fosse Way roman road and a villa at Bays Meadow.
The greatest part of the walk was the weather. Stunning blue skies and not a cloud in the sky.
The route suggested parking at the Robin Hood. As I am up at 7am because of Ellie's first return from University and her mother's agitation that she is going to mess up her three train journey home, I decide its a bit too early to park at a pub. Instead, I park up near St Augustine Church near the town centre.
Head up to the church, taking in cache one of the day which is a little off the path. Emerge from the bush with 10 seconds to spare before an embarassing muggling.
Around the church, under the A38 and a couple of dodgy fields. Field 1 is full of horses, cows and one bull. The horses hassle us, the bull is lay down admiring his heifers. Field 2 has been recently ploughed and it one of those leg sapping walks across an earthy mud pit. Relief is found at a golf course next to the Fosse Way.
The caches dry up but I did notice a "worldwide challenge" of having your photo taken on a footbridge. To be fair, that's not much of a challenge is it?
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A nice bit of walking along the River Salwarpe and then canals to bring me out in the Town Centre. If you look carefully, there are a lot of monuments to the Salt Industy and former salt workings in the town centre.
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Across in the towncentre for a handily positioned cafe. Get my mug of tea, just a scooter bound pensioners messes up her reverse to the next table and sends all the tables flying. Her harried husband shouted "Mavis" at her in an angry tone.
I have my teacake and consider whether I found any roman inspiration on my walk. I did find a sandal in the aforementioned ploughed field. But it was made of plastic.
Lets see what inspiration the next episode brings.