Whilst moored at Welford Junction we walked along the arm up to the Wharf Inn where we saw a little board advertising “Elevenses”. So we popped into ‘The Canal Room’ adjoining the pub where we found a newly opened cosy tea room. After our 1 3/4 mile we were in need of a drink, but were also tempted to try the scrumptious looking home made flapjack too, perfick! Caroline was very welcoming and we chatted about her new venture and she listened to our tales of life aboard a narrow boat. She opens to fit in around the pub opening hours, so you can be sure of refreshments in the Wharf Inn or Elevenses whenever you call by. Both are on Facebook btw.
We carried on up through the delightful little Pocket Park to the newly enlarged PO/shop which has a wide range of foods. There were several idyllic thatched old and new cottages and this nice sundial also caught my eye. Luckily the church was open so we went in to see their stained glass windows. The organ had intricately painted pipes and a chap who was in there welcomed us in.
On arriving back at Oakfield we were a bit weary, not surprising really as we had walked around 5 miles in all!