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Sunday, 14 August 2022 (Group: Cleeve)
Start time 10:00
6.7 miles / 10.8 km
A delightful circular walk around the north side of Bredon Hill via Doctors Wood, Fox Hill Wood together with the outskirts of Great Comberton before finally returning to Elmley Castle via Bricklehampton.
Hilly at start of walk.
Coffee stop & picnic lunch.
Start time 13:30
3 miles / 4.8 km
1.5 mile level-ish walk to Stanway House to arrive by 2:15pm to see the fountain at 2:45pm. Time to have tea or refreshments in the gardens and see the second fountain display before returning at 4:30pm along the same route to arrive back at the cars by 5:15pm.
NB: Temperatures are predicted to be HOT (31C/89F). Bring suitable clothing, water and sunscreen.
National Gardens Scheme admission: £7 (NB: cash only). Teas available.
Stanway House has 20 acres of planted landscape in early C18 formal setting. The restored canal, upper pond and fountain have recreated one of the most interesting Baroque water gardens in Britain. Striking C16 manor with gatehouse, tithe barn and church. The garden features Britain's highest fountain at 300ft, and it is the world's highest gravity fountain. It runs at 2.45pm and 4.00pm for 30 mins each time.
Sunday, 28 August 2022 (Group: Cleeve)
6.5 miles / 10.5 km
Following Winchcombe Way to Dumbleton, final home of travel writer Patrick Leigh Fermor, then around Dumbleton Hill to Alderton. A low-level route with good views and picturesque villages.
Sunday, 4 September 2022 (Group: Cleeve)
7.5 miles / 12.1 km
A varied walk starting from Haresfield Beacon offering some huge views of the Severn and south Wales (weather permitting), then following the scarp around to Stockend and returning though Randwick and Standish Wood.Does include a couple of hills.
Wednesday, 7 September 2022 (Group: Cleeve)
5 miles / 8.1 km
Walk from Guiting Power along the Diamond Way through Castlett Wood then past Sheephouse Barn to Kineton. Return via Castlett Farm to the pub for lunch.
A fairly level walk with a couple of short inclines, mostly along tracks, fields and quiet lanes.
Sunday, 11 September 2022 (Group: Cleeve)
8 miles / 12.9 km
One of the classic Cotswolds walks - from the beautiful village of Stanton we shall follow meadowland to Laverton before ascending towards Snowshill where we shall stop for lunch, after which we shall descend through Lidcombe Woods until we reach Stanway House. Following a short rest to take in the scenery we shall cross parkland before eventually arriving back at our start point.
Sunday, 18 September 2022 (Group: Cleeve)
7 miles / 11.3 km
Following the Winchcombe Way to Hailes and on up to Farmcote, then returning on the Gloucestershire Way via Little Farmcote.
Wednesday, 5 October 2022 (Group: Cleeve)
5 miles / 8.1 km
Undulating figure-of-eight walk from the Star Inn to Grafton and Bluebell Wood, a moderate climb to the Stone Barn and return to pub. Mostly through fields and along tracks with 2 or 3 stiles.
Map: Landranger 150
Sunday, 16 October 2022 (Group: Cleeve)
A level walk to begin with from Norton to the church then along to Wallsworth, with views over Gloucester. From there a climb to Sandhurst Hill for lunch with views across the Severn to the Forest of Dean.
Coffee stop and picnic lunch.
Sunday, 23 October 2022 (Group: Cleeve)
9 miles / 14.5 km
From Guiting Power to Kineton and Deadmanbury Gate, returning via Hawling.