Please note that there is a contribution of £2 per person for each event (unless otherwise stated, as sometimes other charges apply) to assist towards group costs. Bookings are via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our meetings may take place out in the woods in all weathers. Appropriate footwear and clothing should be worn. Waterproof clothes and wellingtons or strong boots are advisable for such visits. A walking stick or poles may be useful. Please be aware of your health and safety at all times. Do not take risks that could put you or others in danger. Do not attempt to do anything that you do not feel confident about. Please follow instructions.
Dates fixed to date are as follows:
Further additions will be made to this website during the year and any late changes, e.g. weather impacting on activities may also be added.
Wednesday 8th May 2019 May Walk – Soundborough. Meet 6.15 p.m. for a 6.30 start
The first of two May Walks this year, one north area and one south. We are visiting Soundborough by kind permission of owner, Ian Wills – a chance to get a taste of this private estate. The walk will be led by Mike Hartnell.
Map ref : SP 0497 2032 Post Code : GL54 5SD
Directions : Soundborough Farm is situated north east of Andoversford, off the A436 between Andoversford and Bourton-on-the-Water. From the A40 at Andoversford join the A436 towards Bourton-on-the-Water for approx. 1.5 miles. After the road goes under a disused railway bridge, the entrance is the next on the left and will have a CTWG sign. Cross the cattle grid and follow the road until you are directed to park.
(Note: some satnavs may try to direct you to the next turning left off the A436, signed to Brockhampton and Sevenhampton. This entrance to the estate is closed.)
The estate consists of in excess of 1,200 acres, so our evening visit will not cover the full site! We will however get chance to look at some of the woodland and, weather permitting, enjoy the excellent panorama of rolling Cotswold landscape.
Well- behaved dogs, on leads, are allowed.
Thursday 30th May 2019 May Walk – Sapperton. Meet 6.30 p.m.
Our second walk will be led by Keith Mills, who has many years experience of the Bathurst Estate, which we will be visiting. A walk from Sapperton village will take in the old mills and tufa deposits. Join us if you want to know more! Meet outside Sapperton Village Hall.
Fuller details will be distributed via e-mails for those on our contact lists and also published on the website.