Wednesday, 24 December 2014

102. Horton to Somerset Mon. And WETMOOR Woods (10.2 miles)


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Parking @ BS37 6QN

A Christmas Eve Walk starting at the Gloucester village of Horton.A Lovely Blue Sky greeted us and soon after leaving van we were in Open country side with far reaching views.With the Severn Bridges, Welsh Mountains as a back drop we contiuine along the Coltswold & Monarch Way footpaths towards the Somerset Monument a which stands at 100ft high on the Cotswold Edge at Hawkesbury.The Monument is to honour Lord Robert Edward Somerset A Navy Hero at Waterloo.
It was erected in 1846,and theres a bench !!
                         This first Part of Walk is 8.5 out of 10 but now starting to desend the hill the tracks start to Disapear into Wet fields Bogs and Wetmoor Woods,should have known WETMOOR WOODS ! The Award for worst Footpaths and Worst Sty goes to this walk with both of us getting very wet Boots and trousers !!!
Lots of Wildlife .Stonchat,Skylark,Meadow Pipit,Buzzard,Kestrel and Roe Deer.
Last Walk of the year this so Follow us next year for more fabulous Walks !!

 A Stonchat which folled us for1/4 mile !

 Somerset Monument

The 2014 Award for muddy Field goes to this one !

Then we got got WETMOOR WOODS ,Their not lying !!

 Still more of WETMOOR WOODS

 And More ! Will this every end !!

Thats it 2014 see you next year .:)

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