LLAMAS, LACINGS & LAZY DAYS IN LEIGHTON BROMSWOLD

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Too far to travel for a new tick, that’ll have to wait till Tuesday in Cornwall, but I DID get Mrs RM to join me on a walk in hilly Cambridgeshire.

Spaldwick

Honest, hills.

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Hills

Well, close enough.

This is the footpath from Spaldwick to Leighton Bromswold, perched on the eponymous high ridge which is a magnet for adventurous walkers.  I counted two today, Mrs RM and myself.

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For our Scottish readers

An hour both ways from Spaldwick’s George, whose delights would await our triumphant return.

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Well maintained paths

Mrs RM was a bit cautious of the llamas (or were they alpacas) noting our triumphant arrival.

You’ll remember Bromswold from BRAPA’s equally triumphant visit of 2018., which mirrored the CAMRA attempt to find cask along the A14 A605 for the first GBG.

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No return to the famous Mermaid

Back then I left Simon to his lovely (apparently) Wherry and the undivided attention of a long-serving Landlord, while I admired a Grade I listed church whose Wiki entry is longer than my entire blog.

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St Mary

At least today it had a few more visitors, mostly the 30-something professionals in their shorts and singlets seen here admiring the ancient Ruddles sign.

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Unique watering can dispense system

It’s a gorgeous, unfussy pub from the same stable as Ye Olde Sun, just serving 210 villagers rather than a town of 21,000.

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Unfussy

Two at the bar, hand wash and handwritten contact details, one in one out at the Gents the only changes from our last visit.

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Weird gents

I lie, the Wherry has gone, replaced by a range for the CAMRA-man and the connoisseur.

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Proper range

Here’s what you could have had, 40 years ago or so.

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Toby
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NOT manufactured in Wrexham

Mrs RM had gone Under Canvas, Under Wraps, like in the Delgardos classic.

No food till 4pm on a Saturday in August, which seems a bit odd, but I guess they know their custom better than I do.  Pipers crisps it was then.

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Lacings

Digfield, just above 3.  Doom Bar, just below.  Mrs RM did them both justice and then got lost on the way to the loos.

Back to Spaldwick.  Like Mary and Joseph in the Bible, we take a detour, to avoid the llamas/alpacas.

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Future BRAPA mascot

A great little walk with vibrant colours to admire, and several places to stop for a comfort break.

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Almost Saharan

The pint of Landlord in the George would taste like nectar when we got there, we thought.

 

 

 

7 thoughts on “LLAMAS, LACINGS & LAZY DAYS IN LEIGHTON BROMSWOLD

  1. Nice looking pub there, but not sure I’d want to walk far in thirty degrees of heat. The Weekend Walking, WhatsApp group I belong to, had a 10 mile walk planned for today, along a rather exposed section of the South Downs (no shade).

    I noted that at least one person has cried off, whilst another, like me, had declined the opportunity to get frazzled! Still good beer drinking weather, though.

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