Moss & Topham Walk - December 12th

Posted 12/12/2020

Great to get out on DVWG walk today trying out a new walk for the group. This was our Moss, Fenwick and Topham Walk.

Starting from the village of Moss we followed muddy paths alongside Fenwick Common Drain, pausing for a drinks stop in the village before walking a footpath in a field adjacent to the East Coast Main Line.

It was the intention. To then follow the River Went to Topham by crossing two bridges where the waterways converged but one of the bridges had been destroyed.

This meant that in order to continue we had to continue on our path to the village of Chapel Hill and walk a lengthy road stretch before returning to the River Went just outside Topham.

En route we had to encounter several damaged stiles and had to circumnavigate a freshly ploughed field where the farmer had kindly destroyed the footpath.

A brief lunch break outside Topham Mill, home of Open All Hours and Last of the Summer Wine writer Roy Clarke, was followed by walking a lengthy road stretch on quiet lanes back to Fenwick before walking field paths through Bunfold Shaw.

Our party of fourteen arrived back in Moss tired and a little wet, (yes it rained too), from this 10 miles epic. This walk could be a lovely one in drier conditions where the paths were not muddy.

Well done to all who attended and walked today, especially Emma Labedzki who qualified for her 100 miles award today.