On Sunday 20th May 2018, a group of 15 Ramblers enjoyed a 5 mile walk though beautiful countryside on a perfect late spring day between the villages of Miserden and Winstone. The walk started in the centre of Miserden, and after a level stretch along a footpath and country lane, descended steeply through Miserden Park to reach a small lake, before a stiff climb up the other side of the River Frome Valley through woodland. At the top of the climb, the walk continued along a tarmac tree-lined drive to another country lane which we followed for about a mile until reaching Winstone.
A lunch stop was taken beside Winstone parish church which boasts a Norman saddleback tower. After lunch, we headed back towards Miserden over fields offering fine views across open countryside towards the Marlborough Downs.
The walk re-entered woodland before rejoining the outward route through the Frome valley and returning to the starting point in Miserden. After the walk, several of the group took advantage of the glorious weather and enjoyed an outdoor cream tea at the Carpenters Arms pub.
Passing Misarden Park Lake on the way out and back
It's a steep climb out of the Park
We reach the Lodge at the end of the Park
Making our way back to Winstone after the break
Crossing Townsend Farm near Winstone
A collection of views on our walk