Over Charmy Down to Ramscombe Bottom.

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Leaving Marshfield going South we ascend to Charmy Down Airfield, then descend via Ramscombe Bottom to St Catherine's Valley joining the Limestone Link heading North via Oakfield lane and climbing steeply to Ashwicke. Then mostly flat to Marshfield. Please bring a packed lunch.

We start from historic Marshfield village, lying on the old coaching route from Bristol to London with its houses lining the high street at least 100 years old. Proceeding by the Green Lane and Limestone Link we cross the centre of the site of Charmy Down, a WW2 airfield used for night fighter defence of Bristol and Bath. later we have views of St Catherine's Court a grade 1 listed Tudor Manor House where the actress Jayne Seymour lived from 1984 to 2007. Not suitable for pushchairs.

This walk is organised by Cotswold Voluntary Wardens, the voluntary arm of the Cotswolds Conservation Board. These walks offer an interesting and often entertaining way of exploring our wonderful Cotswold countryside and landscape. All walks by the Voluntary Wardens are FREE OF CHARGE however donations are welcome and help us to take care of the countryside.

PLEASE: always remember to wear appropriate footwear because some walks may be steep and muddy in places. Dogs are not allowed on walks, except guide dogs and hearing dogs. It is advisable to check the website or call the Cotswolds Conservation Board (01451 862000) beforehand for details of any changes, particularly during bad weather.

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Difficulty: Strenuous
Date: Sat January 18, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM
Duration: 4.5 hours
Distance: 9 miles
OS Grid Ref: ST 772 737
Map Ref: B9
Starting Point: Layby on the South of the A420 just West of Marshfield.
Stile Free: No
Leader: John Bartram and John Walker
Organiser: Cotswold Voluntary Wardens