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Pub Walk (80) Saturday 2nd December 2017 from the Black Horse, Naunton

North Cotswold Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale


  Thirteen walkers turned up at Naunton for the 80th Saturday Pub Walk (Photo1). This walk was the first at this popular Donnington Pub in this secluded village in the heart of horse training territory. Martin Jones led a circular route to the North of the pub including the adjacent village of Guiting Power.


  Morning rain clearing, we set off heading west from the pub, after ordering our lunch, soon taking a footpath on our left following the upper reaches of the River Windrush. Rejoining the road near the church we headed up hill to the west, before joining a footpath on our right, part of the Wardens and Diamond Way.


  Rejoining a road for a short distance before heading NW on a footpath at a T junction (Photo 2) Further on we paused to regroup at the dam (Photo 3), before heading up hill to Guiting. Past the church and village shop, we took the next right turning heading north leading to a footpath and turning right disturbing a flock of sheep (Photo 4). Ignoring a path to our left, we carried on south past Little Windrush Farm onto the road and into Barton. Then right, past a lake with its own Heron (Photo 5).


  Then left onto a footpath at the bend. This track is a long winding uphill section past a disused quarry with good views at the top (Photo 6) and horses in training (Photo 7). Reaching a road, we turned right heading SW before turning left and south on a path over a mile to Grange Hill Farm. Onward south at the road past inquisitive stabled horses (Photo 8); then left in the village and back to the pub.


  Donnington Beer, all three varieties in excellent condition (Photo 9) and a good value lunch (Photo 10). An excellent walk and many thanks to Martin Jones.


  The next walk is the 81st of the series on Saturday Jan 6th 2018 at the Mouse trap Inn, Bourton.


  Report by Roger Price


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