Wednesday, 10 February 2016

139.Stinchcombe Hill- Eagles Viewpoint (9.4 miles)


Parking @ North Nibley, GL11 6DP

On This walk we start at North Nibley in Gloucestershire it promises some amazing views but to start we climb the hill towards the William Tyndale Monument, It was built in honour of William Tyndale, a translator of the New Testament, who is believed to have been born at North Nibley.
The tower was constructed in 1866 and is 111 ft (34 m) tall. It is possible to enter and climb to the top of the tower, up a spiral staircase of 121 steps.Very twisty but well worth the effort with some storming views over the Bristol channel and beyond to Wales .

I went to top but Andy only manage 10ft of the ground !!

This from top,
be aware it's a pound donation and the lights only go half way up so take a torch !

Following on along the Cotswold way through some great looking Woodlands,this looking back to the woodland

After a bit of lane way up hill onto Breakheart hill after this steep section it's fairly flat for the rest of the way,saw 3 Roe Deer  not more than 30 foot away, looked stunning in the now sunny light.

Following on along we come to Stinchcombe Golf club £28 a round if you fancy it ! we didn't! and continued along and across course,Skylarks keeping us company and a lot of golfers.

Some great views as promised this shot looking back towards Tyndale monument and North Nibley

Trigpoint and Bristol Channel 
o' and a bench on which to finish those sandwiches !

M5 motorway below and Severn Vale

Both Severn Bridges

Sugar loaf mountain, Lydney and the Forest of Dean

Worcestershire Beacon and a walk to come soon from here !

This is me Walker,Birder and excellent Taxi driver as you all know  ! :)

After following hill round North Nibley comes into view and 1.36 miles from finish .
I can thoroughly recommend this walk a great day was had by all,and as promised great views! 

Thanks for looking ,now walk it.
Let me know how you got on !

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