Walk 252 [7½ miles] - Shelderton, Stormer Hall & Brandhill

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A bright sunny morning after an overnight frost found 9 of us gathered at Shelderton House by kind permission of Mr & Mrs Geoffrey Rollason.
Leaving Shelderton
After a short distance Mary got very busy taking photos of the possible location of proposed chicken sheds - so we all stopped and did the same!
Brown fields in the distance mark the

location of proposed chicken sheds

We set off along field paths & tracks to a rejuvenated Stormer Hall looking much tidied that the last occasion the group visited the farm. New buildings and fences together with spanking new gates which opened easily and didn't threaten to fall over.
Looking back at Stormer Hall
We paused for coffee in a field before turning east then south to meet the A4113 for a few hundred yards until just past the Jolly Frog where we turn north east and climbed up to Mocktree Farm.
up to Mocktree Farm
View across to the Clees in the distance
Then past a ruin of another Mocktree Farm until we reached Shelderton Rock. Crossing the road we passed alongside Doctors Coppice, where we stopped for our lunch break with superb views all around us. After lunch we slowly descended to Brandhill and followed the Roman road which took us back to Shelderton.
Down towards Brandhill
The final descent back to Shelderton
Very many thanks to Mary for taking us along this very lovely walk today.


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