Cirencester Ramblers

May 16th Shipton Moyne

Heading South from the Cat and Custard Pot in Shipton Moyne, 15 ramblers took a four‑mile walk on a lovely spring evening.  We headed along a track lined with bluebells and hawthorn blossom to join the Fosse Way.  At the site of a Roman Settlement the walkers turned off this Roman road, crossing the Sherston Branch of the River Avon, pausing to enjoy the river views, and along field paths to Easton Grey, following the Palladian Way.  Cotswold stone houses lined the back lane we followed with gardens sporting wisteria and lilac trees in full bloom.  Continuing along the Palladian Way via quiet roads and across open fields we headed back to Shipton Moyne and a welcome drink before heading home..

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On the Fosse Way approaching the 'Roman Bridge'

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A brief pause at the site of the Roman Settlement

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Crossing the River Avon at the weir

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Easton Grey in full bloom

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More blooms in Easton Grey