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Pub Walk (93) Saturday 5th October 2019, from the Corner Cupboard, Winchcombe

North Cotswold Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale


   Ten walkers turned up at Winchcombe for the 93rd Saturday Pub Walk. This is the first at the Corner Cupboard an Enterprise Inn. A very attractive pub with a car park which is very handy and unusual in this busy Cotswold town (Photo 1). We set off after preordering lunch and the customary group photo (Photo 2)


     A dry bright day as we headed left out of the car park in a westerly direction taking the next Right at the first fork in the road. This is the Wychavon Way and turns into a track uphill past Enfield Farm then Langley Hill Farm climbing steadily uphill with fantastic views of Winchcombe behind (Photo 3)


    Continuing in this North Westerly direction on the same track for a further 4 fields past a disused quarry on our Right then turning slightly Left downhill past woods on our Right taking the next sharp Right path which is the Gloucestershire Way now heading North East then East.


   This is Stanley Mount Plantation with fabulous views to the North (Photo 4) The path follows around the North elevation of Langley Hill to Abbots Leys. Several paths emerge in this area. Ignore the first left joining from Grete and take the next Right turn then a short distance later the Left of two which heads South East. now on the East side of Langley Hill which at 274 meters dominates the landscape. Winchcombe is spread out in front of you as you descend into the valley into a field with a friendly but massive White Bull (Photo 5)


   At a fork in the path take the Left one towards Enfield Farm gradually turning East before emerging in the suburbs of Winchcombe (Photo 6). Walk through the estate to the South then turn Right at the main road bringing you back to the car park of the Corner Cupboard.


   A great very good value lunch was enjoyed (Photo 7) washed down with a choice of Doom Bar, Butty Bach, Bob or Salcombe Shingle Bay which were kept in good condition by a keen cellar man. (Photo 8)


  A fabulous 5 mile walk highly recommended with great views and the Corner Cupboard is worth a visit at any time.


  The next walk is the 94th on 2nd Nov at the Stump at Foss Cross formerly the Hare and Hounds. Previously an Arkells pub but now a Free House.


  Report by Roger Price


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