Sunday, 21 January 2018
Meeting time: 8:30
Start time: 9:00
(Estimated finish time: 16:00)
Moderate 12 miles / 19.3 km
I always think Sherston should be in a Thomas Hardy novel as it’s a mixture of Sherton (Hardy’s name for Sherborne) and Shaston (his name for Shaftesbury).
The walk on Sunday January 21 2018 will be from Sherston. Initially we’ll follow the Macmillan Way to Luckington but then we’ll go to Alderton where there is a very attractive pond boasting more ducks than the England cricket team. This is followed by fields, a long track and a bridle path to Hullavington where we’ll have lunch before visiting the “Hullavington Arms”. After lunch we have to cross under the railway before a series of fields takes us to Norton then across more fields which lead to paddocks, another track and finally lanes back to Sherston. The walk is approximately 12 miles. It is mainly flat, the only hill is at the very end in Sherston. It is certain to be muddy in places. There may be equine encounters en route. Canine companions are welcome on this walk.
My route to Sherston: A432 to the “Cross Hands” pub then B4040 via Acton Turville and Luckington. Please park in the main street in Sherston.
The route is taken from Ordnance Survey Explorer map 186 Stroud, Tetbury and Malmesbury.
My contact number is 07884 088836.
Magistrates Car Park, Yate
Grid reference: ST712823
Nearest postcode: BS37 4EN
Meeting time: 08:30
There is free parking on the main street through Sherston (on B4040). Please park where you can on this street.
Grid reference: ST852858
Nearest postcode: SN16 0LH
Start time: 09:00
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