Cirencester Ramblers

March 22nd, Coln St Aldwyns and Quenington

Seven members and a guest did a 3¼ mile walk which was a mixture of walking on pavement, quiet road and footpaths with a historic tour, including St Swithins Church, The Old Rectory and Knights Gate at Quenington and William Strip Park and the Memorial Cottages at Coln St Aldwyns. The weather was uncertain, but fortunately dry for most of the walk.

The route included paths on the Ernest Cook Trust Estate at Netherton and the leader explained the history and work of the Trust. The walk was slightly curtailed due to steady rain at the end, and we went to the café at the village shop in Coln St Aldwyns for a hot drink and a snack

 Bridge

The walk started at Coln St Aldwyns on the road to Hatherop, but turned right on this bridge just before Hatherop

River view from road

View of River Coln from the road, near to Netherton

Coln View

View of river and Coln St Aldwyns beyond on the path from Netherton to Quenington

Quen

Quenington photos, top left is an old water wheel on the river

Approaching Coln

Returning to Colln St Aldwyns