Nineteen ramblers and 1 guest left Minchinhampton on a fresh, sunny, autumn morning for a 7 mile circular walk via Avening and Cherington Pond. They walked to Avening via Gatcombe Park and Minchinhampton Golf Course.
After a coffee stop they proceeded to Cherington Pond and a steep climb up to Aston Down. Lunch was enjoyed at the Devil's Churchyard before returning to Minchinhampton over a series of stone stiles.
A view across to Gatcombe
We were promised one steep hill!
Making our way through Aston Farm
Some locals posing for photos
We nearly forgot the group photo!