South Cerney and Cotswold Water Park

Gloucestershire                                                                            Photos by Hetty

26th February 2019

We had a picnic by the lake at Neigh Bridge Country Park as it was such a warm day – more like May than February!

Next – Then we went into Cirencester

25th February 2016                                                 

Map of walk  distance 4.45miles

We went to the Cotswold Water Park – over 140 lakes formed by removal of gravel between the 1920s and 1960s. We left the car by the spine road and walked on the old railway track into South Cerney – a Saxon town – then back by the canal and lakes

We saw some lakes with new water-side houses

S1050001 copyA sailing lakeS1050004 copyIn South Cerney – Lower Mill standing astride the mill race

S1050008 copyBowls club?

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South Cerney church and snowdrops

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S1050018 copyThe tower and this arch are Norman

S1050019 copyIn the chancel

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Very thick walls

S1050025 copyReplica of part of a crucifix that dates from the 12th Century (original is in the British Museum)

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Interesting weathervanes

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This lane is called Bow Wow, and lies between the River Churn on one side and the mill stream on the other side

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Eliot Arms

S1050036 copyOld George Inn, a 17th century coaching inn, where we stopped for lunch

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Atkyns ManorS1050042 copy


S1050044 copyEdwards College was originally built in 1838 as 12 alms houses

S1050046 copyThis 10 arch bridge was built to carry Bow Wow across the railway (now cycle track)

S1050048 copyThe Thames ans Severn canal has water in some parts

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but is overgrown in places

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S1050064 copySailing Education Centre

S1050066 copyOn the cycle trail

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