On Sunday 12th February 14 members set off from Kemble Church to do a 6.5 mile walk on a bitterly cold morning. They headed through Kemble Farms to cross the bridge over the new dual railway line from Swindon to Kemble. From there they made their way to the small hamlet of Kemble Wick and continued on the footpath to view the site of Norwood Castle on the left. Passing through the new Deer Park that was still being created, they reached Oaksey and stopped for a coffee break, much needed on this cold morning.
After coffee they continued on through Oaksey Wood, passing the spot where a Halifax aircraft crashed in 1943. There is plaque to commemorate this tragedy and also the names of those who died. The walk continued to make a big loop around the village of Oaksey passing Oaksey Airfield to reach the church. Continuing on to the entrance to Dean Farm they stopped briefly for lunch and then reached Oakwell Farm to follow a muddy path back to Kemble.
Coffee Break at Oaksey
We encountered some very frisky horses who look as they have nearly chewed their to freedom!
We pause by the memorial in Oaksey Wood
Our first sighting of a new born lamb this year
Returning to Kemble Church