Angles Way 2: Rymer Point, A134, to Knettishall Heath
5 May 2013
Today I picked up where I left a couple of weeks ago. Although this is numbered
as Angles Way walk 2, it was my final walk to complete the Angles Way, since I
did the new section from Thetford to Knettishall Heath after the original route.
After a short walk along the A134, we turn onto the byway which will take us for
almost half of today's walk
Lottie goes to investigate farm equipment
The electricity poles and cables also accompany us for the first part of the
A field under plastic
Two happy dogs, though not quite flying this week
Lone (or in this case paired) trees in the middle of large arable fields always
add to the landscape - are any new ones being planted, or are they all being
allowed to die and then the extra space taken up by crops. Perfectly
understandable for the farmer, of course, but it would be good to see them
George relaxes after the excitement of four motorbikes heading past on the byway
at speed - fortunately they were so noisy there was plenty of time for us to get
out of the way. Lottie is on a lead because I can't rely on her to react quickly
We've reached the river called Black Bourne at Euston
The war memorial and some of the cottages of Euston.
Pigs make a change from the earlier arable fields. There was a horse endurance
event going on, based at the Hall at Euston, and I was unsure when we might meet
horses on our route: fortunately we met only one, who was being led rather than
ridden. The horse seemed spooked, and I was worried that the dogs were causing
alarm, but it turned out that it was the pigs!
The sandy route continues - not a public right of way at this point though still
the advertised route of the Angles Way and Icknield Way Path
This year's late spring means that there are still a lot of semi-bare trees
around, but this one will remain bare
We are back on the public byway, and passing a trig point (49 metres above sea
level) - I think it is the only one on the Angles Way
We've crossed the road from Rushford to Coney Weston, and although the route is
a byway, it is one limited to permit holders, and is too narrow for most motor
vehicles, and makes a very pleasant walk.
A deer trotted towards us along the path until we were spotted. It stopped and
stared for a while, then bounded off to the side.
On Knettishall Heath, and we are almost at the end of the walk
No wonder the byway was so quiet - Kermit must be elsewhere
And so here it was that I started my Angles Way walk to Great Yarmount last
January 2012 (and the Peddars Way in
Total walk was 11.0 km in 2 hours 48 mins.