March 5th 2008, Princetown Railway

Led by Daphne & Allan

Dennis took all the photos and gave us this summary:-

The fine morning as we all travelled to Princetown soon clouded over as we began our walk. We were asked to arrive by 10am sothat we could get the cars to the end of the walk enable everyone to get back to the Plume of Feathers for lunch.

Thirteen hardy souls set off along the track of the railway that served the town and the various quarries we came across. The route was almost all downhill with an imperceptible decline from nearly 1400 feet to around 870. Mostly the going was easy but the track ballast was a bit of a nuisance in places. As we rounded the last of many bends we were hit by a passing shower and another as we boarded our cars to return for lunch.

On the last leg of the journey we were met by Barbie and Derek Orton who walked back with us. Maureen and David Gill also joined for lunch.

It was a long walk of 7 miles that took us a little short of 3 hours but no one complained. It was most enjoyable and we have to thank Alan and Daphne for organising it for us.

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