A group of 16 members and two guests set off from the car park near Moreton-in-Marsh Station on an 8-mile circular walk. They headed west across the High Street and down Corders Lane to find the Monarch’s Way towards Batsford Arboreteum. On reaching the estate they turned north to pass in front of the House and the Deer Park to find Batsford Village Church. A coffee break was taken and afterwards they went past the Stud and up the hill to the Ridge. Leaving the road at the bend, they went across several fields before descending the steep hill down to Oldborough Farm, during which they enjoyed wonderful views of the North Cotswolds.
Lunch was taken in the picturesque village of Draycott before the group left via Kettle’s Barn along tracks towards Neighbrook. On reaching the Paxford lane they followed the railway track to Aston Magna village. From here they followed the Diamond Way across country, through Dorn, back to Moreton and the cars.
Leaving Moreton in Marsh
St Mary's Church in Batsford village
Group outside Batsford Stud
One of the many far ranging views on the walk
Returning through Queen Victoria Park
Some of the livestock encountered on the walk