Cirencester Ramblers

July 18th Bishopstone & The Ridgeway

Thirteen members members met up at the pub in Bishopstone on a pleasant summer’s evening and as it was a “John Bookwood walk” took the wrong turning out of the car park and ended up doing the whole walk backwards!

We followed a path to the nearby village of Idstone where we turned uphill to reach the Ridgeway, with glorious views toward Swindon and Shrivenham, and returning to the start via a picturesque, steep sided valley and a circuit of the village pond with its beautiful thatched cottages.

 

Leaving Bishopstone on our way to Idstone

 

A brief pause on our way up to the Ridgeway

 

The Coombe as viewed from the Ridgeway

"Strip Lynchets" (terracing")  in the background

 

Some of the views on our walk

 

More views from the walk