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 Noble Street, Sherston 26, Forlorn, Foxley Road,
Sherston 13 & 37, Ladyswood Estate and Sherston 15.
4.1 miles – a bit hilly.
- Walk past the 17th century Rattlebone Inn beside the triangle and a tree planted in 1897 to mark Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee
- The path continues skirting the village, overlooking pastureland, leading to Forlorn Bridge crossing the River Avon
- En route to Forlorn Bridge you will pass a water hydrant, part of the village water supply in Victorian times
- Closer to the bridge and off the road is a medieval fish pond, which is in the process of being restored
- A pretty wooded lane leads uphill to Foxley Road, an ancient droving road flanked by some wonderful oak trees
- The footpath continues through attractive farmland, passing a dewpond onto land that is now used a polo field. Follow the footpath signs finally emerging onto the old Fosse Way
- Re-enter the Ladyswood Estate, where polo ponies may be grazing, Passing through a small plantation and skirting a manege, the path continues onto pasture and arable land, where skylarks can be heard in the spring and summer
- Join the road leading back to the village where there are good views of the church. Retrace your route over the bridge back to the High Street.