Jul 16th | Holbrook Creek walk


Thirteen brave ladies left Capel Co-op en route to Stutton Church to go for a stroll on a cool summer’s evening in mid-July. The rain held off – and so did the midges – and we all enjoyed a gentle walk down to the river and along the embankment at Holbrook Creek.

On the way some of us spotted redshank and other waders probing the mud for their supper, plus several strange, funnel-shaped webs amongst the long grass. These webs actually belonged to the Labyrinth spiders, which as we later discovered, are shy little creatures who are completely harmless to humans and who build their funnel-shaped webs simply to protect their eggs!

Further on our intrepid bunch navigated 2 stiles and we made our way back to the cars. We adjourned to the King’s Head at Stutton to quench our thirst, and at the same time almost got involved in their pub quiz – which we have promised to enter at a future date! Another enjoyable evening with Capel Ladies!

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