Cirencester Ramblers

September 3rd Castle Combe

8 members and 1 guest took part in a 6 mile walk from Castle Combe. Despite the steady light rain most of the walk on footpaths, bridleways, tracks and lanes was in the dry thanks to the canopy of leaves. From the car park the group took the footpath down through the golf course to the picturesque village of Castle Combe.

Following the Macmillan Way through the village they walked down the By Brook valley through Long Dean to Ford. From Ford they took the footpath through Danks Down Cottage Wood where they stopped for "Sunday Brunch" at a dried up stream before ascending the steep valley side to a lane. The lane took the group past the Pinetum before turning off on a bridleway to Broadmead Brook, which they crossed using the stone clapper bridge.

The group then followed the brook past Nettleton Mill House to the golf course crossing By Brook again before making their way back up to the car park.

 

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We reach the centre of Castle Combe

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Some donkeys and shire horse in its technicolour dream
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Nearing the top of the steep climb through Danks Down Cottage Wood

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Crossing Broadmead Brook by means of the clapper bridge

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Walking on the footpath through Manor House Golf Club and over By Brook

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Some views of Castle Combe