Short Walk 9th April 2019. 3.5 mile circular walk from Great Coxwell Tithe Barn / Badbury Woods

This walk was 1 of 5 National Trust circular walks around the Coleshill Estate.  Unfortunately, it was a wet, cool and grey morning when 14 members left for the Great Coxwell Barn.  After looking in the Barn, we began a climb over meadows to Badbury Woods which is well known for its show of bluebells.  We were a little early in the month and all that could  be seen was a slight hue of blue through the trees. Another 2 weeks and they will be out in all their glory.  On a clear day the views from this point are stunning but today we were not able to see very far because of the mist.  We circled the bluebell area and then made our way down a long steep hill to the fields at the bottom.  From here the walk was on a driveway, so easy walking, then across a field and back onto a lane until we reached the road where our cars were parked.  Two cars with passengers came straight back to Carterton and two cars stopped at Buscot village tea rooms, where we indulged in home made scones and warm drinks.  Thank you to the car drivers.  Our next short walk is on 14th May at Abingdon.  Pam