On Sunday 13th March 24 people including some visitors enjoyed the dry spring day on seven and a half mile circular walk. It started from Hangmans Stone near Northleach to Hampnett, Stowell, and Yanworth. As well as a sociable time out and about, sunny coffee and lunch breaks were taken, a few slopes were climbed and a steep hill!.
Wonderful views were enjoyed of the rolling Cotswold countryside, meandering streams, sheep and sheep dips. Also the beautiful Norman churches of St George, St Leonard and St Michael were visited to note the architecture, rare paintings, carvings and Spring church yard settings, flowers and chickens. We walked through quiet villages and farms on parts of the long distance paths of the Macmillan and Monarchs Way. On return in glorious sunshine we contemplated the fate of the history of the Hangman’s Stone on that now quiet spot.
We pass snowdrops on the way to Hampnett
Churches on the route
At Yanworth after lunch
Returning from Stowell Park Church