Rogationtide Walk

This year our village is going to do a rogationtide walk. Traditionally this involved walking the boundary to the village, (way before maps were printed) and beating the bounds so that everyone knew where the boundaries where. Children seemed to get a rough deal as they were often dragged through hedges, beaten at a specific landmark and dunked in rivers or streams along the boundary, although they were rewarded with gifts at the end of the walk!

Village Church

Village Church

The church parishoners and the villagers this year will take a short walk around the village setting off from the church and then heading to the mill, across our neighbours field to our farmyard and then back up the lane to the church. Along the way the crops, fields and farms will be blessed.

Villagers are also being encouraged to bring along musical instruments, (that they can play!) to accompany any of the hymns that we sing, I think I’ll be leaving the violin and guitar at home as I can’t play either of them very well.

I am looking forward to this event which will take place on Sunday 6th June at 3pm especially since they will be blessing our farmyard. I will let you know how the walk goes and will take plenty of photos.

Get Walking Day 23rd May 2010

Did you know that there is a a Get Walking Day will this year will be held on Sunday 23 May 2010.

The Get Walking event aims to encourage people to take up walking as a way of exercising.

Last years Get Walking Day was a great success with over 100 local Groups organising 150 short introductory walks with over 3,000 people taking part.

You can take part in a free and organised walk on the day with an  are free  an experienced rambler, if you would like to find out more about the event then you can visit the Ramblers Association website.

We get many villagers walking up the lane where we live, walking is a great way of exercising and also a great way to see the countryside and the flora and fauna and get up close to wildlife in their natural habitat.

If you decide to do a walk on Get Walking Day let me know where you went and what you saw!