On Sunday 4th November a group of 19 Ramblers plus 1 guest did a 6 mile walk in the Chavenage and Beverston area.
The weather was unkind to us, but the group nevertheless enjoyed the walk which started with a photo opportunity outside the gates of historic Chavenage House. We then continued across open countryside which on a clear day would have afforded excellent views across to Tetbury and the Marlborough Downs beyond.
After a short stretch along a busy main road, the walk entered the small village of Beverston with its partly ruined castle which played an important role in the English Civil War, and its attractive parish church. A brief stop was made to admire the castle and the church.
The walk continued across several fields, and after a lunch stop, we arrived at the pretty Ledgemore Bottom, where we enjoyed some magnificent autumn colours from bordering beech trees.
The final part of the walk was a lengthy woodland stretch along Longtree Bottom which again had a number of lovely autumn colours to see. We then returned to our starting point near Chavenage House.
We start the walk at Chevanage House
Walking past the remains of Beverston Castle
A brief chance to look around Beverston Church
Walking along Ledgemoor Bottom
Approaching Ledgemore Pond
Making our way back to start along Longtree Bottom