Hello. Stamford Bridge is a lovely place to visit. Yesterday I crossed the Humber Bridge, took the A63, turned off onto the A1034 at South Cave, joined the A1079 at Market Weighton, bypassed Pocklington, and took minor roads to Stamford. There is free parking next to the river which is close the shops.
Stamford is on the main A166 so there is a lot of heavy traffic passing through, to and from York. This decorative boat is right on the junction near the main road bridge over the river. The bridge is single track so is controlled by traffic lights. They really could do with a bypass there, but as that would mean a second bridge, that will probably never happen.
Someone told me that the old railway station was worth having a look at, so off I went. The locals are very friendly here. It is now a tea room and only open on certain days. There is outdoor seating at the back, and a kiddies playground on a grassy area next to it.
Then I decided I must do some more walking so I got onto the path alongside the river. This is the bridge with the traffic lights.
I came into the village of Low Catton. All Saints Church is in a very picturesque setting, to be found down a short lane. I spy a bench. A perfect spot to rest my weary legs and have a bite to eat. Banana sandwiches today.Golden Cup Inn is a family owned country pub. No time to stop, still a long way to go if I am going to complete the circuit.
It was decision time, do I turn round and go back the same way, or carry on to Kexby, cross over the river there, and go back along the other side. This track is known as the Minster Way.
It was going to make me late, but I would rather fill the time I have than go back early. I went a short distance along the A1079 at Kexby, then looked for the sign post on the right. There was a post, but it seemed to be pointing in the wrong direction, and there wasn't a gap in the barrier to get through. I wondered if they had redirected it. Not to worry, there was an alternative path a few hundred yards along. That would take me back to Stamford, but add an extra mile to it. Let's do it.
The path went through a wood which was very pleasant. I met two dog walkers who were good for a chat. They told me the path I had wanted to take, the Minster Way, signed by the wonky post, was ok to walk. Oh well, I am committed now to follow the alternative path.
I was weary when I got back to the car. Then an hour drive home. It was a good day, 10 miles walked. I like Stamford Bridge. It would be a nice place to live.
Now I must get some lunch. It's sunny again, I have jobs to do in the garden, and a dog walk at 4pm.
Thanks for popping in. Have a good weekend. Toodle pip. ilona