Guided Walk to Cowper’s Alcove

Sketches of Stoke Goldington & Surrounding District

Cowper & Newton Museum

Sunday, 2nd June 2019 at 10.30 am
Orchard Side, Market Place, Olney MK46 4AJ

The summit gained. Behold the proud alcove crowns it!’ So wrote William Cowper in ‘The Task’ referring to the folly in the village of Weston Underwood, where Cowper would rest on his walks and where he wrote many of his most famous poems whilst taking in the wonderful views of Olney and the surrounding countryside.

A leisurely and fact filled historical guided walk though Olney to Weston Underwood, approximately 3 miles each way. With some stretches across fields and over styles, sturdy footwear is recommended. The pace is leisurely but there is some climbing of styles.

Hot drinks and a slice of homemade cake at the Alcove (included in the price). Meet your guide at the front of the Museum, setting off at 10.30 am. The tour will take about 4 hours (or 2 hours to the Alcove for those who prefer to make their own way back or visit the village pub).

£10.00. Children under 16 £2.00. Pay on the day.

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