Cirencester Ramblers

January 14th Seven Springs

Twenty eight keen Ramblers and one assistance dog set off from Seven Springs on a 6 mile circular walk on a typical chilly January morning. Skirting the twin-  roundabouts on the A435 they went up the lane past Windmill Farm, before joining the remarkably dry Cotswold Way to Hartley Hill. Here they enjoyed some good early morning panoramic views over Cheltenham and Cleeve Hill. The group continued on around the escarpment to the trig point at 293 metres above sea level.

After stopping for a coffee break near the Devil’s Chimney, they continued on along the Cotswold Way. The party then went past the rear of Salterley Grange to reach the National Star Centre at Ullenwood. Turning south they went up the road past the golf course to reach the busy A436. Crossing the main road carefully the ramblers headed down the long lane past South Hill and the Long Barrow to Coberley. They had a lunch break on the village green adjacent to the infant River Churn, before they took a path to the north-east back across fields to Seven Springs.

On the Cotswold Way with far ranging views of Cheltenham behind us

Below us in the mist is Cheltenham

Pat looks ready to take off!

Coffee stop with a view of the Devil's Chimney

Nearly back at Seven Springs

Some of the animals and sights on the walk