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Pub Walk (74) Saturday 4th February 2017, from the Lamb Inn, Great Rissington

North Cotswold Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale


  Fourteen walkers turned up at the Lamb Inn Great Rissington for the 74th of our Saturday Pub Walks. The first time at this pub neglected in the past due to limited beer offering. Weather was sunny and dry as we set off after the team photo (Photo1). Heading left from the car park in a Northerly direction then immediately right on a road to Great Rissington Hill. Follow the footpath signs through gates on a private drive then right into woods near the snow drops (Photo 2) skirting a disused quarry heading left and  East.


  Two large Lama’s took a great interest (Photo 3) as we passed right and South at the next junction of paths. Crossed the next road on a path through the next field emerging at the Barrington Road. One more field along the road edge then right into a narrow path heading West over fields past a gaggle of geese (Photo 4). Emerging at a bridleway we turned left now heading South along a track for 4 fields.


  Due to heavy rain in the past week and footpaths though well signed were very muddy so field edges were used which proved firm and easily passable. Views over the Windrush valley on this clear day were excellent (Photo 5) as we turned West and downhill towards the River then North alongside the Windrush pausing for a (Photo 6).


  As we continued North we disturbed a herd of 17 deer who ran off across the adjacent field led by a large stag. There are many deer here and a second herd of 9 followed a little further on. Most have escaped from Barrington Deer Park and live happily in this valley.


  We continued NW after the woods we crossed two more fields on the edges and paused to regroup (Photo 7) admiring the valley. Then through the ornamental high hedges near Manor Farm emerging at the Church (Photo 8) and back to the pub for lunch (Photo 9) and a choice of Hobgoblin, Leaping Lamb House Beer (Photo 10) and for most of us Wychwood’s Dry Neck 3.6% apv brought in for the occasion.


  Thanks to Landlord Paul and his staff for a great Lunch. He has 16 rooms in this cosy pub which are comfortable and usually well booked on weekends.


  The next walk is the 75th of the series on Saturday 4th March 2017 at the Fox Inn Lower Oddington.


Report by Roger Price


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