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Event Reports from South Midlands Group


Bidford on Avon, 12th Aug 18.

13 Aug 2018 | South Midlands Group

The forecast for Sunday was 85-90% chance of heavy rain! Despite this, 19 GOC members arrived, Tom was there 15 mins early and and even David J was on time! So the group set off in dry conditions in good spirits dodging into the refuges on the old stone bridge over the River Avon before heading to Barton where the group paused for a photo opportunity under the sign for the Cottage of Content pub. The second pretty village of Dorsington provided seating on the village green for a coffee stop. Here Mark Parker the GC explained both his links with the village and the life and times of its most famous resident Felix Dennis....
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Great Tew. July 2018.

12 Jul 2018 | South Midlands Group

Last Sunday, showing determination worthy of the Royal Marines, South Midlands stalwarts braved 30 Celsius to cover 9 miles through beautiful Oxfordshire countryside. We were rewarded with a diverse landscape of farmland, riverside trails, parkland, lakes and woods. For fans of the unusual, we were also treated to various points of interest, including the Beckham’s country retreat; our Prime Minister’s childhood home; Soho Farmhouse, playground of the rich and famous …and zebras!

The picturesque ...
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Broughton Castle Birthday special.

13 Jun 2018 | South Midlands Group

Sunday the 10th June was a lovely morning, a little fresh to start, but dry and soon warming up.

What more could the 26 eager walkers ask for when they assembled outside Broughton Castle in Oxfordshire, ready for a good walk and to celebrate a special birthday.

No, not Prince Phillip, who was 97 on 10th June, but Judy Garland of course, who would have been 96 on the same day.

We headed off accross field paths and soon reached the village of North Newington, before continuing on to the picturesque village of Wroxton....
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Chipping Campden

14 May 2018 | South Midlands Group

On Sunday 13th of May, 24 men and one dog set off from Chipping Campden on a 9 mile hike. The predicted weather had become more hopeful in the previous 24 hours and the day started with mixed sun and cloud, but it certainly did look promising.

The route set out across the Conygree, passing the old Manor House, burnt down during the civil war and on to the hamlet of Broad Campden where the topiary was much admired. We then started up the escarpment where the fine vistas over the surrounding countryside began to unfold....
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