Snowshill is quite remote despite its proximity to Broadwell. The village falls prettily down the side of its own valley, with a tiny green beside the church and inn.
The route included the village of Snowshill with its well-known Manor House, a length of the Cotswold Way and the site of the Shenberrow iron age fort.
A large part of the walk was undulating and hilly, and even after all the recent rainfall the terrain was very good underfoot. Most of all the panoramic views over Cleeve Hill and the Malvern Hills were spectacular even without sunshine.
We had a quick lunch stop as the dark clouds were forming and rain had been forecast. After this short stop we were soon back at our cars before it rained. We all went into the Inn and had a well deserved soft drink, partly so, as the landlady had allowed us to use the car park. It did start to rain as we returned to our cars. 17 members enjoyed the walk. Thank you to car drivers. Our next long walk is on 16th July and will be the first stage of The Wychwood Way. Pam