Cirencester Ramblers

June 19th Hackpen Hill

A group of 15 ramblers and 2 guests set off from above the White Horse on Hackpen Hill on an overcast but pleasant morning.  We followed a track down hill past the Wedding Barn toward Rockley Manor, a Grade 2 listed house also available for weddings. After a break watched over by some strange carvings on the trees, the climb back to the start began. Passing Temple Bottom we joined the White Horse Trail which took us through a field littered with Saracen stones, through the nature reserve  at Old Totterdown and eventually joining the Ridgeway National Trail, which led us back to the start.

It had been discovered that one of the guests (a Spanish lady ) had never been in a pub, so a group of us regretfully were forced to complete her education.

Setting off from Hackpen Hill on The Ridgeway

Who's watching us at coffee time?  Some ghostly carvings in the trees

The group stop for a breather

The Sarcen Stones left here some 25 million years ago

On the White Horse Trail

Berwick Bassett Dewpond