Sunday March 6th 1988
Ramble in Stowe School Grounds Buckingham
We met at 9.0 a.m. in the Headquarters and then set off in three vehicles to travel to Stowe School. Permission had kindly been given by the Stowe School authorities to walk around the grounds provided we kept away from the School buildings.
Having parked the vehicles near the Corinthian Arch we set forth on a chilly and windy morning. We walked through the landscaped grounds inspecting many ancient stone buildings along the way. Having reached the Bourbon Towe, it was noticed that Clay Pigeon Shooting had taken place and the Cub Scouts soon went searching for unbroken clays. Making our way back, we had a short stop so that the Pack could run or walk around the athletic track in readiness for participating in the 2000 Olympic Games. We saw spreads of snowdrops, a badger’s set and a few of our members a kingfisher along the route. The route took us past the Temple of British Worthies but we were all disappointed not to find our Pack worthy namely Baloo portrayed on the Temple.
We skirted around the golf course, fishermen and horse riders but often the Stowe House could be seen from many vantage points along our ramble. Having returned to the parked cars a game of Rounders ensued which will always be remembered because a catch was actually held. Was it the first time in 8 years?
We returned to the Headquarters at 12.45 p.m. having enjoyed a wonderful ramble on a beautiful estate which disclosed many of its features around every turn of the route.