Bourton on the Water-Slaughters Walk 21st November 2017

17 members left Carterton in 4 cars for the drive to Bourton village and the start of this 5.8 mile moderate walk. Stephen met us at the beginning of the walk. Alan and Mike found their own shorter walk. It turned out to be the muddiest walk of the year so far. The terrain was varied, through avenues of trees, with a carpet of golden leaves; fields, and some road walking. We strolled along the side the River Eye between the Slaughters. We stopped for a short lunch break by The Old Mill in Lower Slaughter. The mill with its water wheel, the workings of which are slowly being restored to their former glory, is the setting for a museum. The museum will transport you through the history of bread-making and how a corn mill works. It is an extremely pretty area with the river and tiny bridges over it. We walked back through fields and farm tracks to our cars. This walk was interesting and crammed with beauty. There were sheep and horses in the fields and picturesque views over the Cotswolds. We did have 2 helicopter fly-pasts!!

Our next long walk will be local and is on Tuesday 19th December at 0930 from the normal car park. Pam

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