Walk 230 [5.93 miles] - Yarpole, Bircher, Bircher Common & Fishpool Valley

OS201 OS137 garmin

10 of us settled down after meeting up at the Bell car park in Yarpole. We set off down the road passing a strange building which to me looked more like a 'one up and a hall'.
The strange little building at Yarpole
Bircher
We then left the road and crossed a rather muddy field and headed for Bircher where we headed up Leys Lane for Bircher Common. By now the sun was really out and with clear blue skies it was quite warm in sheltered spots.
Coming up to Bircher Common
We crossed the norther side of Bircher Common and just before we picked up the Mortimer Train we stopped for our break on a convenient and sheltered bank.
Bircher Common in glorious sunlight
Just coming up for break time
Continuing, we entered the wooded area of Lyngham Vallet then turned left off the Mortimer Trail through Lady Wood, descending all the while to a shady and peaceful Fishpool Valley. We emerged at Cock Gate and, after crossing the B4362, returned to our cars.

Just over 5.9 miles, and many thanks to Judy for leading the 'charge' today.


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