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Pub Walk (95) Saturday 7th December 2019, from the New Inn, Willersey

North Cotswold Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale


  Nine walkers turned up at Willersey for the 95th Saturday Pub Walk. This is the third at the New Inn a Donnington Inn to welcome new tenants. We set off after pre-ordering lunch and the customary group photo (Photo 1)


   A dry bright day as we headed right out of the car park in a northerly direction taking the next road left towards Campden. Slight uphill along Campden Lane past the magnificent Willersey House on the right.


  Turning right at the first junction along a private road but nevertheless a footpath towards Foxhill Manor with stunning views on the right to the Malverns (Photo 2)

Into the hotel grounds through a gate (Photo 3) past a Restaurant. A gap in the hedge on the right is the footpath and right of way. A small lake is below you and continue south towards woods aiming for the right edge where the footpath signs appear at a junction of paths. Straight on across a wooden bridge following the western edge of Bibsworth Covert for three fields. The last one with several Shetland ponies. (Photo 4).


  A main road is heard ahead and two turnstiles. Sharp left at the second one bearing north east..This path is very clear and becomes increasingly steep (Photo 5) with magnificent views to the left until reaching Broadway Golf Club. A seat at the top is very welcome (Photo 6). Entering woods for a few fields before emerging in the open with more views until reaching the road (Campden Lane). Two options here; straight ahead on a footpath to Saintbury Church then left on a path back to Campden Lane or stay on Campden lane downhill back to Willersey.(Photo 7)


   A great very-good-value lunch was enjoyed (Photos 8 and 9) washed down with a choice of Gold, BB and SBA (Photo 10). A fabulous 4 mile walk highly recommended with great views


  The next walk is the 96th on 4th January at the Stump at Foss Cross formerly the Hare and Hounds. Previously an Arkells pub but now a Free House.


Report by Roger Price


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