17 members enjoyed a 4 mile walk from Bibury. Setting off from the Catherine Wheel pub the group walked through the village and past the Arlington Row cottages, the school and church. On leaving the village they took the track past the mill and through Oxhill Wood. Then the path thorough Ash Copse and onto Coneygar Cottages. After a short stretch of road walking they took a track back to Bibury. Crossing the line of the Roman road Akeman Street for the second time the group paused to explore an ancient dewpond. Continuing on they descended past Shagborough Copse and fields of rape seed before arriving back at the Catherine Wheel for a drink.
Walking past Arlington Row
St Mary's Church whose origins go back to Saxon times
An ancient dewpond by the line of Akeman Street
We pause at the edge of the dewpond
Approaching Shagborough Copse on the way back
The late evening mist forms over the water meadow by Arlington Row (photo by David Richfield)