Sherston is a historic village that lies within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a short 30 minute drive from Bristol. This delightful two hour Nordic walk is relatively flat and suitable for most abilities, but there are a few stiles to navigate so you need to be able to get your leg over (so to speak).
On a path between gardens and a small valley we’ll make our way out of Sherston, over our first stile and into a field (there’s a little owl who lives in a barn here). Once through the kissing gate and down some steps we reach a road, following the road downhill. After crossing a bridge we’ll stay on the path with Pinkney Woods on either side and pass Keeper’s Cottage. From here we’ll enjoy stunning views.
As we continue on this track through fields and over a few more stiles, Easton Grey House will come into view. This elegant stone manor was mentioned in the Doomsday Book and dilapidated until quite recently when a young family (now living there) saw it, fell in love and restored it. Then through more fields to join a picturesque route along the river Avon, finally leading to the Fosse Way.
The Fosse Way was a major Roman road that traversed Britain from southwest to northeast, probably laid as a military road along the temporary frontier reached in the Roman conquest before AD 47. We’ll stay on the Fosse for a short stretch until re-joining the road back to Sherston High Street, worth a visit in itself.
Finally there’s an optional stop at the the Rattlebone Inn, a lovely English pub where I work when I’m not Nordic walking that serves excellent food.
Walk Leader: Kate
Date: Friday 16th February
Duration: Starts 10:00am, the walk will last approximately 2 hrs
Distance: 6 miles
Terrain: Fields, stiles, tracks, one hill and a few short road sections
Meeting point: Sherston High Street opposite the Co-op SN16 0LH Parking is free
All cancellations will be automatically credited to your Bristol Nordic Walking account. Please note you will not receive any refund if you cancel 72 hours before this walk.