Soon the snow will clear and we will want to venture out the house again. Why not join one of the guided walks in the Southern Cotswolds.
TUESDAY 6TH MARCH 2018
Tuesday Tramp in Colerne Parish. 3 hrs. 5 miles. Moderate. Start at 10.00 am at The Fox and Hounds Public House in Colerne, OS Map ST 818711. Park at pub or adjacent Constitutional Club.
Bring a mid-morning munchie. Lunch available at pub. Not suitable for pushchairs. Leaders: Russell Harding and Sid Gould.
MONDAY 12TH MARCH 2018
Sherston and Easton Grey. 3 hrs. 5.5 miles. Moderate.
Start at 10.00 am at Carpenters Arms pub, Easton Town, Sherston, 0.25 miles NE of Sherston High Street on B4040. Park in High Street, walk to start, OS Map ST 856862. We head towards Pinkney Park, follow the River Avon to Easton Grey and Roman Camp, turning south to follow the Fosse Way across pasture land and a horse gallop, finish with a tale of a legendary battle. Lunch available locally after the walk if required.
Leaders: Brian Mundy and Derrick Hildersley.
SATURDAY 17TH MARCH 2018
Three Historic Houses. 5 hrs. 11 miles. Moderate.
Start at 10.00 am. at Old Sodbury Church, OS Map ST 756817. We cross the A46 to join Tyning Lane leading to Lyegrove House. Turning north we pass Beech Copse to Roaches Lane in Badminton. Crossing the park to Little Badminton we then cross the A46 to Horton Court. Please bring a picnic lunch.
Leaders: Keith Rawlings and John Walker.
SATURDAY 24TH MARCH 2018
Doynton to Hanging Hill. 4 hrs. 7.5 miles. Moderate.
Start at 10.00 am. at Doynton Church OS Map ST 720741. A steepening climb up Toghill before crossing Freezing Hill Lane and dropping down to the Cotswold Way below Hamswell House. We follow the Cotswold Way to Hanging Hill before dropping down to Wick and returning along the Boyd River. Please bring a picnic lunch. Not suitable for pushchairs.
Leaders: John Bartram and Robert Ford.
SUNDAY 25TH MARCH 2018
Crossing County Borders. 5.5 hrs. 10 miles. Moderate.
Start at 10.00 am. at Dundas Marina car park. OS map ST 784626. We walk to Monkton Combe, Midford, Pipehouse, Iford, Upper Westwood, Freshford and Limpley Stoke, returning along the Kennet and Avon Canal. Please bring a picnic lunch. Not suitable for pushchairs.
Leaders: Wilf Dando and Pauline Vincent.
• Only assistance dogs are allowed on these walks
• Donations to Countryside Fund are collected at end of each walk
• See http://www.cotswoldsaonb.org.uk/visiting-and-exploring/guided-walks/ for full details