The lovely ladies of the newly-christened Strolling Sisters group enjoyed a stroll through the glorious bluebells this week.
Setting off from Great Ayton, the 4-mile walk took us through the foothills of Roseberry Topping and back through the woods where swathes of wild bluebells were in full bloom. The weather was kind, the scenery and wildlife stunning and of course, the company was sublime.
En route we saw the excavations for Captain Cook’s cottage being worked in an area identified by the trees in a sketch of Aireyholme Farm where the family lived in the early part of the 18th century, as well as woodpeckers and a plethora of wild flowers. Who knew those tiny white blooms amongst the bluebells were stitchwort ?
As you would imagine, there was lots of chat and laughter along the way, discussing topics ranging from multi-tasking whilst playing the ukelele to how to freeze leftover fish and chips . A real education !
Two hours later we found ourselves back in the village and heading to a lovely cafe for a spot of lunch before stocking up on Petch’s pies.
All in all, it was a terrific morning with a great group of girls from across the Teesmount WIs, and comes highly recommended to all our members ! The next walk is planned for Wednesday 15 June at 10am. Leaving West End Bowling Club in Hartburn, we will be walking to Preston Park for coffee before heading back. Please come and join us !