On Sunday 28th February 17 members of Cirencester Ramblers met in the old wool town of Painswick to enjoy an undulating 6 mile walk. They started by walking through the famous Yew Trees in the church yard, before turning left on the road towards the Rococo Gardens. On leaving the houses they turned left and went downhill, disturbing a small herd of deer. The undulating walk led them to Holcombe House from where they ascended to the Cotswold Edge and a fine view over Gloucester towards the Malvern Hills.
Having enjoyed these views they took the steeper path up to Painswick Beacon, where a cold easterly wind welcomed them. Sheltering in a hollow from the wind they enjoyed their packed lunches with fine views down the Severn Vale towards Bristol, the silver river snaking away towards the sea. After lunch they descended gently across the golf course and back into Painswick.
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At the Beacon