Lime Trees Hotel
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... of it looked as though it was still being brought into the tourist age, but there were landscaped areas of parkland where the deer wandered, water gardens, a rose garden etc. We followed the sign to 'The Chickens' hoping to find lots of interesting differnt sorts running around, but all we found was a small chook yard with shed and a handful of very ordinary chooks. But they did a roaring trade on chook food for the kids to feed them!
We didn't actually get into the mill ...
... hour on an exercise bike and treadmill most mornings and playing golf twice a week, if I can get away with it! But still, walking an average of 14 miles a day, EVERY DAY, for two weeks is going to need some serious training.
So what is the training regime? Well, I've got a few routes that I've been using regularly so far, including following the Grand Union Canal to Three Locks and back (8 miles) and ...
... going downstram. Nothing else seemed to be going upstream like us.
Wednesday - Thrapston
miles - 10.56
locks - 5
weather - sunny spells
The river is a little higher than normal. There is some talk that we might not be able to get under the pipe bridge once through Islip Lock. We shall see.
Thursday - Irthlingborough
miles - 7.9
locks - 6
weather - ...
... post so thought I should put a bit of info about what I am doing for those who have not been bombarded enough with facebook notifications and leaflets, so here you go...nicely copied and pasted from numerous locations...
. I'm Ella and I've decided to cycle 3000 miles this summer from London to Istanbul. Along with 12 others from Durham University we shall be tackling the summer heat in an attempt to ride approx 100km a ...
... figurines of a pony pulling a cart, a red fox, and two deer. Soon, we came to steps that led back down to the canal and the Blisworth tunnel.
The Blisworth tunnel was built through a hill so that the canal would flow straight. The south end comes out at Stoke Bruerne and the north end opens at the village of Blisworth. The canal itself is 1 3/4 miles long. While we were there, a man was piloting his boat through the canal for the first time, and we could ...