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bodger

Belas Knap?

This coming Friday Karen and I will be walking up this little beauty. Its a prehistoric barrow situated on the outskirts of the town of Winchcombe in Gloucestershire.

http://www.english-heritage.org.u...s/belas-knap-long-barrow/history/

The weather looks fairly settled for Friday and we're both looking forward to it.

On the Saturday, we're hoping to complete a longer walk when we walk the Isbourne Way

http://www.winchcombewelcomeswalkers.com/isbourne-way/

I intend staying fit even if it kills me.
Dave C

Looks an interesting couple of days pal  
Enjoy.
Yorkshire Geordie

Get fine weather and it will be an enjoyable trip.  
Mrs YG and I have walked over Bellas Knap on one of our forrays to Gloucestershire. It was a very hot, sunny day in Autumn IIRC.
Biscuit enjoyed the romp in the fields.  
Will you be romping?  
Martyn
bodger

I used to go to a pub called the Romping Donkey.
Yorkshire Geordie

bodger wrote:
I used to go to a pub called the Romping Donkey.


Was that at Hassall Green?  
Martyn
horace

Hope the weathers good to you
bodger

Yorkshire Geordie wrote:
bodger wrote:
I used to go to a pub called the Romping Donkey.


Was that at Hassall Green?  
Martyn


Yes that's the one, we used to go their after the cricket match when we'd played against the local cricket team. A quick Google reveals that its been defunct for quite a few years now though.
Yorkshire Geordie

That was going to be my next post - the fact that it's been shut some time.  

Mrs YG was at Crewe University (Alsager) when we first met.  
In its hay-day back then I presume, how times have changed.  
Martyn
bodger

We arrived in Winchcombe just after one in the afternoon on the Friday and quickly unpacked our luggage before going on the Belas Knap walk with our youngest son Rob. We has a fantastic afternoon and I clocked up just under 22,000 steps on the pedometer. On the Saturday, even better was to follow, when we did two walks and I achieved a PB for the day of 35,000 steps, which with my little legs going twenty to the dozen computes to 17 miles. The area around the town has a wealth of historical sites from the present day back to the Neolithic era. We have a couple of handbooks detailing umpteen walks and we in tend going back there again and again to do as many of them as we can. A very memorable weekend and one that Karen and I wont forget
horace

Great hear all went well and was enjoyed by all
Yorkshire Geordie

Pleased to hear it Bodger - but don't overdo it.  
Martyn

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