Sherston - Didmarton - Sopworth - Sherston

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Sherston is a very attractive village in the north-west corner of Wiltshire, lying on a spur formed by the infant River Avon. It originates from Anglo-Saxon times, when it was named Scorranstan, meaning 'steep slope and stone'. The village was destroyed by fire in 1511, when most houses would have been timber-framed and thatched. Over the next few years it was rebuilt with mostly stone houses on their original plots.

The walk starts in the broad High Street at the centre of Sherston and heads for the small village of Didmarton by following the River Avon upstream almost to its source, through a gently sloping valley. It continues onto Sopworth, a quiet, nicely preserved village and then returns to Sherston, mostly along farm tracks. The Rattlebone Inn, close to the start of the walk, serves food with an extensive menu, but no further pubs are passed on the route of the walk.

England - South England - Wiltshire - Canal Walk

Features

Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Pub, Public Transport
17/07/2012 - Walkingworld Admin

Our thanks to Sue Eaton and to Sean Meek for their updates for this walk. July 2012. Adrian (Admin)

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