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AOG Saturday, Chipping Norton to Rollright Stones.

A damp start to the day, but all was well as the group of 20 left the carpark in the centre of Chipping Norton on our way to the Rollright Stones.

A short diversion to take in the sight of the well known local landmark, Bliss Mill, and a little of it's history as a tweed mill using the local wool from the Cotswold Lion for it's raw material.

Soon after, a short sharp shower reminded us of why the Cotswolds is so lush and green at this time of the year.  It didn't dampen our spirits however, and we continued on our way. We passed through the village of Salford, continued to our coffee stop at the church in Little Rollright, and eventually arrived at the Rollright Stones for lunch.  Another very short shower followed, but it didn't come to much and the group seemed to be quite content to wander around the landmark and learn more of its origins.

After lunch a different route back to Chippy, finishing the walk with a wander through the churchyard, where we stopped to pay homage to the Rat Catcher's wife.  We then dispersed to find our own way back to base, with many exploring the centre of Chippy and stopping for a cuppa to refresh before heading back.

 

 

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