Gay Outdoor Club
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Macmillan Way & Slaughterford 7 June 2015

14 Jun 2015 | Wiltshire, Gloucestershire & North Somerset Group

On a near perfect hot day, 14 guys set off through meadows, which although we'd risen at the crack of dawn (?) in order to look our best (????), totally outshone us with an abundance of wild flowers. Cow's blocked our usual route but Mark had udder plans & showed them who's boss. We made a drinks stop at the bridge over the Bybrook river in Slaughterford then the steady climb to Wyvern lane, deeply ridged by farm tractors in winter but the mud had thankfully dried. We found the spot where, weirdly, shoes are still placed & even nailed to trees & only began to appear after a local murder. After much woodland & a few steady climbs the route levelled out & we stopped in a valley for lunch & a group photo. We eventually picked up the river & climbing again thru fields took a wrong turn (ok, i did!). But Bill sorted it for us & we were back on track in the blink of an eye & found a stone man in a hard hat standing on a cesspit. Crossing fields of grain & a meadow, we were face to face with a sewage pumping station (i sense a common theme?). Greeted at a farm by splendid roosters, chickens,  ducks, horses, uncle Tom Cobley & all, we could see Ford across the valley & were relieved to reach the White Hart pub. Thanks to everyone for your awesome company, sense of fun & support. Also cameraman John B for great photos.  Kenny

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