Tondu Iron Works, 21st October

Report: Liz

Frank usually picks an interesting place to go, with some industrial history or other points of interest.

This time for a short walk we did a total of 3 miles, all nine of us, going first to look at Tondu Iron works, a very impressive site, which we walked to from our cars left at Parc Slip nature reserve. This fascinating site has good parking, information points and is situated in a very peaceful spot, approached through woodland along a somewhat slippery boardwalk.

On our return to the car park we made use of the bench seats outside the closed on Monday café. Usually it makes for a pleasant end point to our walks, but not today.

From here we walked into the reserve in the opposite direction, linked back past one of the lakes, and a couple of us went into the hide for a bit of very peaceful waterfowl spotting.

Back along a path beside a little stream and we were soon at the reserve centre again. With photo taken we were soon back off to Wick in our cars, ready to tackle the rest of the week.

21 oct

Once again, many thanks to Frank for a good walk.