Cirencester Ramblers

July 30th Sherbourne and Windrush

On Sunday 30th July 18 members set off from the Ewe Pen car park in Sherbourne for a 7.5 circular walk. Heading off, the footpath took them through Quarry Wood and Sherbourne Park to reach the pretty village of Sherbourne.  Passing the entrance to the early 19th C Sherbourne House, now converted into apartments and St Mary Magdalene church, they continued through the attractive Estate village. Following footpaths they eventually arrived at a bridge crossing over Sherbourne Brook. The route then led into Windrush village passing the Windrush Mill.

After a lunch break by the church of St Peter, an interesting building with superb Norman south doorway, a beautiful 15C Nave roof, and imposing perpendicular tower, they continued on paths to return to Sherbourne. Passing the War Memorial to enter the Sherbourne Estate once more they returned to the start, passing the back of Sherbourne House and the Ice House.

Walking alongside Sherbourne Brook as we approach the village

Coffee break and a fallen tree provides plenty of seats for us to use

Walking past Manor Farm on the way to Windrush

On the way back near Windrush Mill

Ascending through Sherbourne Park

Views in Sherbourne Park and a plaque on the wall of Windrush Church