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Pub Walk (57) Saturday 31st January 2015, from the Seagrave Arms, Weston Subedge.

North Cotswold Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale


  The 57th Pub walk started from the Seagrave Arms (Photo 1) when fifteen regulars and two dogs turned up for our second walk of 2015. Overnight snow and early rain did not deter the walkers. The weather was dry as we set off turning right out of the car park then first right heading S along a road with a manor house to our right and council housing to our left. (Photo2)


  We turned left past these initially along the estate road leading to a footpath heading across several fields emerging to the left of Hiatts Farm. At this point turn right along the main road for a few hundred yards to the War Memorial on the left. We headed up the track on the left through some gate pillars towards some cottages on the hill.(Not a public footpath but used by locals (Photo 3) towards the reservoir.


  Skirting the houses to our left we arrived at Keyt Gate where we turned right sharply uphill with the fence to our left. Entering the wood with new snowdrops (Photo 4) swinging SE we arrived back at the road where we crossed over. Now heading SW steeply up to Kincomb Hill.(Photo 5) Cross two gates to Dovers Hill (Photo 6) and turn sharp right adjacent to Bold Gap, following a fence and bushes to your right. Steeply downhill (Photo 7) to The Lynches Wood entering via a well worn area. Ahead there are two paths, so take the right hand one as it splits sweeping around the hill contours emerging at the most N W point of the wood across a well marked stile. Follow the path around the field edges in a Westerly direction. We rested at a bench for a photograph (No 8) before emerging at the road through Weston Subedge.


  Turning right and N we turned left at the next road past large houses (Photo 9) until we emerged at the B4632. We turned right heading N following the road around to the pub.


  The pub privately owned by a small pub co has been well restored following a closed period and retains a bar and two adjacent dining rooms. A choice of two beers on jacketed barrels beneath the bar on tilting frames, namely Hooky and boondoggle.(Photo 10)


  They have an arrangement with Marston for one beer provision, the other a varying guest. A 10% beer discount was negotiated for CAMRA members.


  Pre ordered lunch was served for most in the larger dining room with muddy dogs remaining in the bar.


  Next walk No 58 is at the Great Western Arms Blockley on 28th February. This is a great walking area and this route is one of two recommended by the Pub. This further visit since Walk 28 in 2011 is due to a new host David Shakespeare who hopefully will bring some long awaited stability to this Hooky outpost.


Report by Roger Price


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