Walk along Mill Field between the Evenlode and a Mill Stream, through Wigwell Nature Reserve with some less known plant species and then towards Ditchley Park. Here we take an ancient Saltway before returning via some disused quarries. Lunch can be taken at The Bell after the walk.
The wide valley of the Evenlode offers good views. Wigwell is a nature reserve managed by the Wychood Project with help from the Cotswold Voluntary Wardens. Some rare plant species can be found there including Meadow Clary. Ditchley Park is a fine country house set in a wooded estate and now used for high level conferences. The ton quarry ceased production in the 1990's and is an SSSI for geology. There is no public access. The railway station is half a mile away from the start point. Buses stop at the start point.
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.
|Date: Sun June 17, 2018|
|Time: 10:00 AM|
|Duration: 3 hours|
|Distance: 5.5 miles|
|OS Grid Ref: SP356195|
|Map Ref: H4|
|Starting Point: The Bell Charlbury OX7 3PP|
|Stile Free: No|
|Leader: Tony Merry|
|Organiser: Cotswold Voluntary Wardens|