Saturday, May 15, 2021
National Trust St Ives and The Hemingfords walk
On Monday, Gill and I stopped off on the way home from a post lockdown family weekend visit to Lincolnshire to go on this simply marvellous 5 mile circular walk around St Ives, Cambridgeshire.
We started off at the National Trust car park (free for members) outside Houghton Mill (currently closed). When we arrived it was raining cats and dogs (despite the weather forecast was dry). We admired the picnickers who just put up umbrellas and carried on despite the heavy rain. After the down pour it was fine for the rest of the day.
The walk itself was simply lovely, with stunning meadows, rivers, ancient buildings and big skies. We went past the church where Oliver Cromwell use to worship and through historic St Ives (well worth a return visit for a weekend).