Rogation Walk Report

Rogation Day Walk 2016

A record turnout saw the small gathering of villagers boosted in numbers by the Dunstable Bog Trotters, who joined us for the annual Rogation Day ‘Beating the Bounds’ walk.

Walkers ready to Beat the Bounds

Walkers ready to Beat the Bounds

Rogation Walk Track Log (10.5 miles - including slight detour to the Fancott)

Rogation Walk track log (10.5 miles – including a slight detour to the Fancott for lunch)

Lead by Ken Green, 24 walkers set off from the Queens Head along footpaths, bridleways, roads, and some tracks only allowed on this one day every year. There were a variety of obstacles to be tackled on the off-piste parts of the route. This included a number of streams that had to be crossed (resulting in few muddy/wet boots!) and a tricky barbed wire fence crossing with the aid of Ken’s trusty custom made ladder.

Rogation 2016 Ladder Crossing

Ken’s ladder

Rogation 2016 River Crossing

A tricky stream crossing

A section of track normally out of bounds

A section of track normally out of bounds

After a well deserved break at the Fancott, some walkers retired and called it a day,while some new Bog Trotters joined us for the afternoon session, which was a much simpler walk with no obstacles. After 10.5 miles, 21 weary walkers arrived back the Queens Head. Fine weather and good company made this an enjoyable day’s walking.

Rogation 2016 Ken

Walk leader, Ken Green

Rogation 2016 Uphill Walk

Green and yellow countryside

Rogation 2016 Walkers 2

9 miles and looking a bit weary

A full report and additional photographs will be in the next issue of the Chalgrave News. Next years walk will take place on 21 May 2017.

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