Church Enstone - Lidstone - Dean - Spelsbury

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The walk begins at the Crown Inn in Church Enstone and takes in some wonderful sights and scenery, the first a large mill-house where a huge number of free-range chickens live happily in a natural environment. Paths, bridleways and tracks are walked on a route that takes in fields, woods and streams and follows the course of the River Glyme for a time to reach Lidstone. No more than a hamlet, this is an idyllic setting of stone cottages and houses built along a narrow street that runs quite steeply uphill. A lengthy part of the walk is in pleasant woodland, quiet and mystical, with just the babbling of running water to break the silence. Spelsbury is quite a sizeable village with interesting buildings and a wonderful ornamental fountain, where there is seating either side within an arch. Taston is approached on field-paths above a valley, before dropping down to cross a stream. The footpath leads directly in front of a pretty little cottage door and through a tiny picturesque garden, then on to the road where stands an ancient cross. Field-paths and a wonderful old bridleway ensue before huge fields are crossed to reach the road leading into Enstone. It is then but a short distance to reach Church Enstone again, a truly remarkable village within which is the grave of "Old Mont", whose compelling story is told in "Lifting the Latch" by Sheila Stewart.

England - Central England - Oxfordshire - Cotswolds

Features

Birds, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Pub, River, Wildlife, Woodland

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