4 Mile circular walk 13th August 2019 – Eastleach Turville and Eastleach Martin

An attractive circular walk starting from the twin villages of Eastleach Turville and Eastleach Martin and continuing through the surrounding Cotswold countryside.  Each has a parish church although one is now redundant.  The churches face each other across the narrow River Leach.  We did take a very short cut at the beginning of the walk which officially starts by the memorial cross in Eastleach Turville and runs beside the river and over a clapper bridge into the church yard at Eastleach Martin.  From here there was a short section of road walking and then it was over open fields by streams, a short section through a wood and a narrow valley.  We passed by another clapper bridge over a stream which joins the two villages together. It was quite an undulating walk and cows  grazed in two fields.  The walk finished near to the Victoria Inn where some stopped for a coffee or cold drink before driving back to Carterton.  17 members turned out for this walk.  Thank you to the car drivers. The next short will be at Bampton on 10th September and Hazel will be leading this.  Pam