Publow Lane BS39 4HN, Pensford
CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER!
CANCELLED DUE TO WET WEATHER AND FLOODING IN AREA. THE A37 IS CLOSED NEAR PENSFORD AS IS THE B3130 AT CHEW MAGNA 7 IS BLOCKED.
STRONG WINDS & HEAVY RAIN THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND WITH HEAVY STORM ON HORIZON.
A MAN DIED AT CHEW STOKE WHEN HIS CAR GOT STUCK UNDER A BRIDGE. HE DIED IN AMBULANCE ON ROUTE TO HOSPITAL.
THIS WILL BE POSPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE due to extreme conditions.
<a href=http://download.cnet.... >link</a>
Like · just now
Short walk (approx 2 -3 miles) from Pensford to the historic Stone Circles
along the Chew River valley and return to Pensford via a quiet country road.
Stanton Drew is the site of the third largest collection of prehistoric standing stones in England, after Stonehenge and Avebury. (www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/stanton-drew-circles-and-cove/)
The Neolithic ritual site of Stanton Drew consists of three stone circles and a group of stones referred to as 'The Cove'. The largest of the circles known as the Great Circle consists of 27 stones, most of which are recumbent (lying down) having fallen in the past. Next to this is the Northeast Circle which has 8 stones and a group of stones leading from it, once part of an avenue such as those at Avebury in Wiltshire. The third circle is situated on private land some distance away.
The Cove, a small grouping of giant stones, stands close to the village church and has around 11 stones. The stones most probably date from around the same time as the Avebury circle about 2600 - 2500BC during what is known as the Neolithic Period.
Short walk (approx 2 miles) from Pensford to the Stone Circles
along the Chew River valley and return to Pensford via a quiet country road. There is a choice of pubs in Pensford, the one in Stanton Drew isn’t very good.
Meet back at Pensford for lunch in the pubs then look around the viaduct
& Pensford Church
St Thomas à Beckett Church in Pensford, Somerset southwest England dates from the 14th century, although only the tower remains from that date, the rest of the church having been rebuilt in 1868 by Giles and Robinson Architects and the church was reconsecrated in 1869.
The church has been unused since flood damage from the River Chew in 1968.
The west tower and tierceron vault date from the 14th century. The west doorway with a two-centered arch, dates back to the 15th century, and the font which has quatrefoils and roses, is of similar age. The rest of the church was rebuilt in 1869 It is a Grade II* listed building and is now a private house.
I have Changed of time from 10.30 to 11.00 to allow people to get there via bus and public transport from both bath and bristol.
Heres roughly the route we will do.
See you all there.
I will wear my High viability Walk for Health Leader Jacket for people to spot myself and fellow Walk for Health Walk Leader friend Stuart Lilley.
Option afterwards: On the day could go to Chew Magna if group agree?