Trip 4: Woodside Camping Site – March 26th-29th 2019.
We were here in November but since then Simon, the owner, has added hard standing to most of the pitches. It is a quiet site with toilets. There are a few walks around the village and we are going to try one of the longest ones later in the week.
The site is nearly full with eight pitches taken and another camper due tomorrow.
Today was spent relaxing and reading in the motorhome. Sue was preparing the vegetables for tomorrow’s tea and managed to cut the tip off her thumb. Once we had it bandaged I finished off the prep work. Tea tonight is ribs without the bones in a bar-b-que sauce with salad and sweet potato chips.
I forgot to take a picture.
The plan was to go for a walk today, the forecast was sunny intervals but it has turned out to be overcast this morning.
We went out to find a new walk. We left the village and walked to the New River Ancholme. We followed the river towards Brigg passing under the main freight railway line to Immingham.
After about half a mile we left the river path and followed a track towards Worlaby, this time we crossed over the railway via a basic farm crossing.
The land is flat with lots of drains but we did come across four Roe deer feeding on a wheat field next to a small wood.
We eventually reached the village of Worlaby and followed the road back to Bonby. Finally reaching the campsite after 2.5 hours and 7.5 miles on the Fitbit.
The rest of the afternoon was spent reading in Iona. The weather was dry but overcast.
Tea tonight was a slow cooker recipe with Chinese origins, again I forgot to take a picture.
Tomorrow we will go for another walk but it won’t be 7.5 miles.
We set off mid morning for a walk upto the top road and back but things never go to plan. After climbing the steep hill to the top field we followed a different path to the single track road. We reached the top road and looked over the plain to Scunthorpe. A bit further on we changed course and instead of turning down Church Lane back to the village we carried on until the next road junction.
This was a single track road that went down the steep escarpment to the vale below. We again saw a Roe deer in the wood but it had seen us and was soon running for cover. The road took us down to Saxby All Saints where we turned left and followed the road back to Bonby. Our short walk was 4.8 miles so the rest of the afternoon was spent sitting in the sun by the pond, reading and watching the fishermen.
Tonight for tea we had a Beef Wellington type pie and vegetables.