Saturday 12th March 2011 Miserden & Caudle Green, Gloucs
This was a solo 3.5 mile jaunt (1hour 20 minutes), starting in Miserden at the same place as on the 8th March i.e. next to the Carpenters Arms. I left the car at 11:00 and quickly left the village going towards the walled Miserden Estate by a now familiar path. I skirted the boundary wall and entered the estate via the gate and started downhill on the old sunken cart track, stopping to take (another) photo of the Jacobean manor house and the lake & hills beyond. I kept on towards the lake and followed it until I met a stream along side the track which guided me towards Caudle Green by way of a track which included a ford and a short climb to join the road into the village.
I passed a number of typical Cotswold houses and climbed a final short hill to join the main village square before again cutting through fields and into the woods once more. The woods at Warren Hill were next as I descended again towards the floor of the valley with the stream and its familiar ford coming into view once again. After the ford, I turned to the right and crossed open meadow before joining a tarmac track which climbed up towards Miserden Manor and beyond to Miserden village. This was a steady climb and offered great views of the hills behind me. I soon reached the village, found the car again and headed back to Leckhampton - another good short walk to share with visitors!
Miserden Lake & Beyond
An OS view of the walk is below, courtesy of QUO digital mapping/OS: