Olney and Clifton Reynes


After lunch in Olney, we took an afternoon walk around the area.


I know glasses are expensive but that seems like a step too far.
1/250 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 52°9′9″N 0°42′3″W

We started at Olney church and had a quick look inside, then took the footpath across common land by the River Great Ouse. In contrast to an earlier visit when we had found this area completely flooded, the river was only average rather than ‘great’ in size, remaining well within its channel. (To be fair, it isn’t particularly oozy either.)

The converted mill, and pretty willows.
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Horizontal gates.
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Wooden stakes beside a dry ford.
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Reflected trees.
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Footbridge, together with quality droopy concrete.
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Another bridge, with chain.
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Bridge and web.
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Clifton Reynes

Across the river, we climbed uphill to the little church at Clifton Reynes.

View back to Olney Church.
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Clifton Reynes church.
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Nice door.
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Guard owl (there are several; this one appears to be missing half a wing).
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Carving on font.
1/15 at f2.8, 23mm, ISO800 52°9′11″N 0°41′13″W

Country roads

After seeing the church, we took a short detour to look at the nearby disused railway line. It’s now a farm track, not even a public footpath, and isn’t that interesting (although we did see a tractor drive down it).

We then headed downhill for a few kilometres along the lane toward Emberton.

Farm building.
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Another view to Olney church.
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Passing through Emberton, we then took footpaths through farmland toward the lakes of Emberton Country Park.

Gate, field... and yes, that’s Olney church again.
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Trees and a large black tank.
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We completed the circle by walking around the lakes and then back to the main road into Olney.

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