I'll wind up the Lincs walking trip with these last photo's. This is Thurlby Youth Hostel. The window on the right hand side of the front door is the TV lounge, and on the left is the office. The window on the side is the dining room. Plenty of parking space, and there is a big garden with lawns and trees, and picnic tables. At the other end of the building is the wardens quarters.
This is the plaque on the wall on the roadside. The building was left to the YHA in a will. Later, the council bought it and leased it back to the YHA.
Todays walk is to Market Deeping, I have the option of getting the bus back if I run out of time, or get too tired. Baston is a village just off the A15. On the sign there is a windmill, sadly the sails on the real windmill are long gone.
At the church of St John the Babtist, there was a sign up saying 'serving lunches today', so I went in and had a look around.
The ladies were busying themselves getting the tables ready and preparing the food. I got chatting to them and they told me that the church has been closed for a while for refurbishment. The floor was rotten so they took it all out and replaced the pews with chairs. There was quite a bit of opposition against selling off the pews. They had a stone floor put in. The photographs they took during the works are quite interesting. It looks lovely now.
On to the next village, Langtoft. This is quite an unusual sign, it looks like a helter skelter.
And this is the church of St Michael and all Angels, at Langtoft.
Blimey, it's a bit windy today, ha ha.
Arriving in Market Deeping, you pass St Guthlac church on the left hand side.
Opposite is this little cottage. The plaque on the wall says it is the Old Schoolhouse.
After a bimble round Market Deeping I decided I would have enough time to walk back, my last chance to bump up the miles. I'm glad I made that last push, the 14.23 miles I completed today took my total to 65.37. I'm well chuffed. Here is the map with the four walks highlighted.
Back to today, I've got a lodger tonight, Jessica blind dog is here. Her mummy and daddy have gone out for the evening and they are not sure what time they will be back, so it is easier if they just drop her off here and collect in the morning. That way they can relax and don't have to bother about cutting the night short to get back home for her. I'm off downstairs now to play with her, she is a sweetie.