On Sunday 7th January thirty two members set out from Guiting Power on a lovely, cold, dry, but sunny 5.5. mile Winter walk. Guiting Power is a late Saxon settlement named after a local 13C family, le Poers, with records going back to the Domesday book. They continued down across fields to Barton which once had an early fulling mill, then up to open landscapes with working quarries.
They passed a few happy horses, before crossing the River Windrush and having a break in Naunton’s St Andrew’s church, with its grotesque heads, sundials,carved pulpit and mediaeval cross.
They then returned via part of the Gustav Holst Way to a very popular Guiting Power busy with runners and popular pubs.
Heading towards Naunton
Horses nice and snug in very cold weather