On a pleasant summer morning eighteen members and a guest did a five mile country walk from Avening on paths and bridleway, not passing any villages or hamlets and seeing only the occasional building.
The walk started from the Memorial Hall on The High Street with an uphill route to leave the village, along New Inn lane, and right into Point Road, and onto West End.
The route passed Ledgemore Pond, then uphill, through lovely countryside to Shiptons Grave Lane, at the point where five footpaths form a junction. We went sharp right, along a wooded section of the lane and then into open countryside before going left by a new farmhouse to go uphill and then return on a track, the old Nailsworth to Avening "road".
A refreshment break was taken when half way round, after leaving Ledgemore Wood.
Walking up New Inn Lane at the start of the walk
Following the line of telegraph poles to reach the return route on the old Nailsworth to Avening "road"
Before motor cars, this was probably the way from Nailsworth to Avening
Back at Avening, on Woodstock Lane