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CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER!!! -Penford to Stanton Drew Stone Circles walk

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  • Pensford Memorial Hall,

    Publow Lane BS39 4HN, Pensford (map)

    51.376801 -2.539975

  • 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.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20457526

     

    THIS WILL BE POSPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE due to extreme conditions.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    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.[1]

    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.

    Kat

    http://www.walkscene.co.uk/description_76/Stanton_Drew_and_Pensford.html

    Option afterwards: On the day could go to Chew Magna if group agree?

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  • Clare T.

    The weather forecast for Saturday is heavy rain. Will the walk still go ahead despite any bad weather?

    November 22, 2012

    • Katrina C.

      All- I Will update on the day regarding bad weather!

      November 22, 2012

    • Katrina C.

      Write a reply...

      SORRY CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER!

      November 23, 2012

  • Will

    Any possibility of coming along? RSVP's seem to have closed...

    1 · November 22, 2012

    • Katrina C.

      I will add you, yes come along I will change it for you as numbers may change due to weather.

      November 22, 2012

    • Katrina C.

      SORRY CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER!

      November 23, 2012

  • Katrina C.

    CANCELLED DUE TO WET WEATHER AND FLOODING IN AREA. THE A37 IS CLOSED NEAR PENSFORD AS IS THE B3130 AT CHEW MAGNA & IS BLOCKED.

    STRONG WINDS & HEAVY RAIN THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND WITH HEAVY STORMS ON HORIZON.

    A MAN DIED AT CHEW STOKE WHEN HIS CAR GOT STUCK UNDER A BRIDGE. HE DIED IN AMBULANCE ON ROUTE TO HOSPITAL.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20457526

    THIS WILL BE POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE due to extreme conditions.

    STAY AT HOME

    1 · November 23, 2012

  • Lesley

    Sorry, been away for two weeks, please could I have the soup? Many thanks!

    November 23, 2012

  • Carole

    Would anyone be able to pick me up from the Bath area? I've had knee surgery so would prefer not to take public transport that will add to the mileage.

    November 23, 2012

  • Alison

    Hi. The steak and guiness stew for me please. Is it going to be walkable given all the flooding in that area?

    November 23, 2012

  • Carole

    Hello. Sweet potato and chickpea for me too please. Is anyone driving from Bath?

    November 23, 2012

  • Will

    Sweet potato and chickpea stew for me please! See you on Saturday.

    November 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Katrina,
    Please put me down for the tomato and basil soup. I look forward to meeting you on Saturday.

    November 22, 2012

  • Katrina C.

    See below copy of Email
    http://www.risingsunpensford.com/
    Regarding food for Rising Sun pub in Pensford.

    Can you please advise on food what you want so I can let them know. They can offer the following food options:

    Home made tomato and basil soup with bread and butter 3.95

    Stuffed Baguettes with a choice of filling served with homemade coleslaw 4.95
    Ham and cheese salad
    Cheese and Pickle
    Brie and Cranberry

    Side of chips 2.50

    Home made steak and guiness stew served with warm fresh bread 6.95
    Morrocan sweet potato and chickpea stew served with warm fresh bread 6.95
    Homebaked ham egg and chips 7.95

    Please let me know pre-orders by 7pm Friday night - if you can include names it is easier to dish out the food when its ready!

    Many thanks

    Jo

    November 22, 2012

  • claire

    Sorry :( can't change appointment, enjoy :)

    November 20, 2012

    • Katrina C.

      Sorry you can't make it this time Claire, What a shame! You should do it anyway at some point as there's definitely some good numbers between us
      & my Bristol Hiking group last count up to 40 total approx!

      1 · November 20, 2012

  • Kevin L

    You can get there by public transport - there's a regular 376 bus from Temple Meads to Pensford Bridge, takes 20 mins. It's a lovely walk, i did it last year.

    1 · November 18, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Kevin but I've been offered a lift so I think I'll take the lazier option :)

      November 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello,
    I'd really like to come along to this but live in Bradford on Avon and unfortunately don't have a car...would anyone be able to give me a lift either from Bradford or Bath station please?? I'll contribute petrol money :)

    November 18, 2012

    • Dave

      Hi Sarah, I live in Bath so could pick you up at the station. Let me know. Cheers Dave

      November 19, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      That would be great, thanks Dave. What time should I get to Bath station?...The trains from Bradford are pretty regular...

      November 19, 2012

  • Karen J

    Really sorry I can't do this but hope you all have a lovely time.
    Kind regards
    Karen

    November 18, 2012

  • claire

    Hi Kat, sounds great, what time will the walk itself finish? I have to make an hair appointment? Unfortunately may have to give it a miss as last chance before christmas :(

    November 17, 2012

  • November 4, 2012

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