Turkdean on the left - quite an exposed, rocky part of the trip that eventually rises into comfortable, undulating countryside (Right) You go through the stile to the side of the gate, then across the field, over the soil creep, and up to the immediate left of the row of hedges on the cultivated plot, above left.

And so on to Hampnet

Then here, following a very popular route by the River Coln. By this time, the pain killers were wearing off and my knee felt on fire. The situation was made worse by my crippled appearance being noted by a group of D. of E. girls out on their expedition!

Past the popular Chedworth Roman Villa and eventually out into the village itself. Here I stopped off for lunch at the Seven Tuns Inn. Had a sumptuous prawn salad on a busy Sunday afternoon. Also filled my bladder with fresh water from the local spring, just opposite the pub.. Was later informed of the folly of my act by a local!

Approaching Rendcomb with its fascinating college architecture. I liked this place, but my knee was still playing up and precluded the majority of enjoyment.

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