Woburn Deer Park Ramble – scheduled for 25th April 2014
This ramble, within the grounds of Woburn Abbey, is the first to be recci’ed of three rambles planned to coincide with 2014’s AGM – and the weather was so warm that deer were cooling themselves in the water.
Dorothy and Sue were on TGAs and the walkers took turns with a heavily outnumbered Tramper.
We started through mixed woodland then out onto the parkland with loads of different kinds of deer, most of which ignored us – but some of the smaller ones didn’t like so many scooters and they melted away into the undergrowth.
Lunch was near the Abbey with great views across the park and surrounding lakes and countryside (and good loos too). Then further into the Park and down through different woodlands to skirt the Safari Park. There were good loos here too – and zebras and bison which stared disdainfully at us through the fences – but the little brown goat things wandering around didn’t like the look of us at all and took to their heels.
Then home across the Park; down the hill and back to the first of the lakes, where the stags were still wading around in the shade.
A great day out – and it’ll be a great start to the season’s rambling next year.
There are just a few uneven patches but we think it’ll be a Cat 2.