Cirencester Ramblers

August 12th Sherbourne

A party of 7 Ramblers set of from the Ewe Pens NT car park for a 7.5 mile circular walk on an overcast day. They went down through the woods, past the Ice House, to emerge in Sherborne village near the school. Turning east they walked down the village street admiring the picturesque cottages on the way. At the junction of the road to Windrush, the party found a path past Long House to Century Wood. Here they took a coffee break beside an old tree.

From there they entered the restored water meadows which were created in the 17th Century. They crossed over the River Windrush and followed the path up through fields to meet the old Sherborne Lane. The group then used the track to reach Great Rissington, where they stopped for lunch at the church of St John the Baptist.

Afterwards the Ramblers headed north west across fields towards Clapton-on-the -Hill. They joined a quiet lane and crossed New Bridge – before following the steep path up to Broadmoor Farm. The walkers emerged from the farm onto the lane towards Northfield Farm. They went down the road for a short distance, before finding a path down though fields to the west end of Sherborne. From here they went back up the hill to the cars.

 

A fallen tree makes a handy place for a coffee stop

 

Our leader does a "temporary fix" to a broken stile

 

Crossing a field full of bull calves

 

The harvest is finished before the rain

 

View of Sherbourne on the way back

 

Views in Sherbourne Park and entering Great Rissington