This is only a brief synopsis of the walk. A full description and relevant map can be viewed on the attached pdf. We would recommend that this is used when undertaking the walk.
Using Brook Hill, Sherston 20, Backrill Lane, Luckington 53,
Alderton Road and Sherston 19 & 34.
3.2 miles – includes a couple of gentle hills.
- Leave Sherston High Street heading towards Luckington, down Brook Hill past the old silk mill site that is now an elastic factory
- Turn left to the river bridge and pass through Grove Wood on a bluff alongside the river. The Parish has been developing the wood as a community asset. There is an interpretation board describing the features and planting in progress
- Leaving Grove Wood, walk up the slope through pasture and wild flowers which provides a lovely view of the church and village
- Cross an old stile and over a field onto Backrill Lane which leads to the ford at Luckington with verges full of wild flowers
- Either walk through fields passing an old orchard and several handsome oaks
- Or walk an ancient holloway and bridleway, a charming route with lovely views and an interesting character
- Turn left along the Alderton Road as it winds past Widley’s Farm, a 250-year-old Cotswold farmhouse, passing a fine old barn dated 1749
- There are good views of the countryside and the village from the high point of Alderton Road and the walk continues down through pasture returning to Brook Hill skirting Grove Wood.