Avening to Cherington

Gloucestershire                                                            Photos by Hetty

20th October 2017

We parked in Avening

 

 

 

 

 

October 2014                                                   

Click here for map of walk    Distance 4 miles        Walk time 2 hours 30 mins

On a lovely morning we parked opposite these houses in Avening and walked to Cherington.

Opposite the bottom of Tetbury Hill, is a Gothic stone memorial to William Fowles  (1835-1896).

We went to look for the ‘Roundabout’ marked on the map – it is a circle of trees:

 

At the hamlet of Nag’s Head is the former Nag’s Head Inn

It has very fancy decoration – The holes in the carving formed entrances to beehives set between the ceiling and first floor of the old pub.

 

Where the pub sign used to hang

 

Reflections in the stream

 

Cherington pond was dug in the mid 18th century

 

 

 

And reflections in puddles

 

 

Lots of berries

 

Cherington Village Green

 

Drinking-fountain, 1875

 

Otherside

 

 

The Drivers Charity Houses were rebuilt in 1829

 

 

More berries

 

Cherington Park

 

The church of St. Nicholas –  a building started in the 12th century

 

How do we get through this gate, without letting the horses out?

 

Back to Nag’s Head

 

At the bottom of Hampton Hill, Avening

 

Cross Inn, an 18th century building recorded as an inn since 1856.

 

Now called Queen Matilda

 

It was a lovely walk and we saw wonderful reflections

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