Cirencester Ramblers

January 3rd Bourton on the Water

On a pleasant dry winters morning eighteen members did an interesting four and a quarter mile walk from Bourton on the Water to Lower Slaughter.

Once we had gone along a few alleyways to leave the town, at Salmonsbury we passed through the Greystones Nature Reserve, walking along the Time Trial and passing the Meeting Stone.

After a walk along Station Rd and crossing the A429 we walked a short distance along The Heart of England Way to the picturesque Lower Slaughter, taking a drinks break by the river and then a short walk around the village.

Upto this point the walk had been entirely flat, the return route of a footpath, a quite country lane and then the Monarchs Way, included an incline, and then the only stile on the walk. We finished by crossing the A429 to a playing field and back to our start point.

 

BotW Greystones 

Photos from the Greystones Nature Reserve

 

Time Trial Walk

Greystone Nature Reserve, where the path goes along the Time Trail down to a replica Bronze Age Hut

 Botw group

The group in front of The Meeting Stone

 Approaching Lower Slaughter

Approaching Lower Slaughter on Heart of England Way, alongside River Eye

Mill at Lower Slaughter 

The Mill at Lower Slaughter