On Sunday 22nd October, a very blustery, blowy day, 11 members travelled to the neighbouring county of Warwickshire to do an 8 mile walk from Shipston on Stour, which is situated about 10 miles south of Stratford on Avon on the River Stour. Leaving the town they joined the Shakespeare Way to walk to St Dennis Farm, and shortly after stopped for a coffee break. The route continued on to the village of Upper Brailes and then on to Ash Hen Copse for a lunch break.
Being refreshed they walked to Barcheston where they stopped to view the Grade2 listed church of St Martin’s, famous for its leaning tower and linked to the first tapestry producing enterprise in England.
From here it was a short stroll back to the start.
Walking through the woods
Some distant views and ancient field systems
Windswept walkers and some of the locals
Village tap in Upper Brailes
Where do we go from here?
St Martin's church in Barcheston