On Sunday 18th February 2018, a group of 15 Ramblers enjoyed a 5½ mile walk in the Pinbury Park and Edgeworth area, between Cirencester and Stroud. The walk first of all crossed fields and woodland to a country lane, which afforded views across open countryside beyond the Duntisbournes. On the way, we were treated to the sight of several polo ponies in a field, and a small herd of five dear running across a field ahead of us.
We continued to Pinbury Park, where we had a coffee stop with fine views towards the Golden Valley. The next section of the walk involved a steep descent followed by a stiff climb along a muddy path through woods. This was rewarded by then walking across open fields with wide views across the countryside. We descended into the pretty village of Edgeworth, where we had a lunch stop at the church. The churchyard was carpeted with snowdrops, a cheering sight on a winter’s day.
We then continued past the imposing Edgeworth Manor before descending through woodland and then a final climb up to a lane past Duntisbourne House and back to the starting point.
Beginning the long, steep climb out of the woods
Coffee stop at Pinbury Park
Spring flowers at Pinbury Park
Lych Gate at Church of St Mary in Edgeworth
Snowdrops are beautiful in the churchyard
Outside the gates of the Grade II listed Edgeworth Manor