Avening to Cherington

Gloucestershire                                                            Photos by Hetty

20th October 2017                             Map of walk    4.7 miles

Visit to Avening and Cherington with Stroud U3A church history and architecture group

We parked in Avening and went to the church, then walked through the playing fields in Rectory Lane, up Steps Lane past Gatcombe to Hampton Fields, down the lane to Cherington to visit the church, then through Nag’s Head back to Avening.

There are photos from another walk from Avening to Cherington at the bottom of his walk

and photos of Avening Church here

Looking towards Nailsworth from Steps Lane

Pond at Aston Farm

Cherington Pond

Old School opposite Cherington Church, built 1850

Cherington Church

In the porch, the lions are Norman

Memorial to Brian Trubshaw, famous Concorde test pilot

The font is Norman

The curtains have been specially printed

1721 charity board

10 commandments

An unusual grave for a Cotswold churchyard

Cherington Pond (for more reflections see later)

Interesting hole in the wall in Mays Lane

Looking through the hole

October 2014            Avening to Cherington via Nags Head                                      

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

Click here for more photos of Avening and the church

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