|Main road cuts through BYWAY|
|Stop for lunch by the river|
|Map marked with route|
|Meeting the Highway Man|
|BYWAYS closed for "Health & Safety"!|
|The narrow Path is a BYWAY !!|
Another nice day out using the BYWAYS around Thrapston. Many are temporarily closed due to Health & Safety ! One BYWAY we found was almost too narrow to walk down let alone take the car.
Under the hedgerows were covered in cowslips, one of my favourite flowers.
Many British byways are sinuous, as the poet G. K. Chesterton wrote in The Rolling English Road:
The rolling English drunkard made the rolling English road,
A reeling road, a rolling road, that rambles round the shire . . .
A merry road, a mazy road, and such as we did tread
The night we went to Birmingham by way of Beachy Head