Leader: Christie Exall Article+photos submitted: John Fourie
Littegton provided good weather with a steady breeze for hiking with "Pleasant places" as the starting point.
The group consisted of linda+Geoff, Doug+Chere, Neville+Costa, Wendy+ Frankie, Jill+Sue and Christie+John. This was a new venue covering 15.4km through farmlands and ideal for beginners.
Two rider less white horses escorted and followed us to the properties perimeter. We crossed a wooden bridge over a sparkling stream and the trail commenced.
On arrival at Swissland cheese the group was afforded the opportunity of sampling the many varieties of goats cheese prior to purchasing. The early arrival prevented us from viewing the goats being milked.
Nanny goats with their kids in pens were observed whilst we ate cheese and lunches on the grass lawn.
The highlight was stopping at Fiefhead dairy, a most interesting experience. Hundreds of cows are milked between 14.30 - 1600 hours daily in a highly mechanised and computerised environment. We were privileged to enjoy a tour.
Congratulations to Christie on successfully leading her first hike. We look forward to many more. Thank you!