On Sunday 23rd November, Stuart Butler will be leading a walk from Sheepscombe war memorial to Slad war memorial. The walk draws together the centenary of Laurie Lee’s birth and of the Great War. Stuart will be heading off from Sheepscombe village hall at 11.00am. The cricket club AGM will be taking place at the village hall that day so parking will be limited at the hall. On road parking available between Sheepscombe war memorial and hall or on Jacks Green including lay-by, though this would involve a short walk down to the hall.
A short walk around the war memorials of Sheepscombe and Slad (as well as Cider with Rosie – Who was that deserter? – Who was that murdered man?), with some Great War poems in the woods for atmosphere and reflection. A few lines from the Stroud News from 1914 and 1918 too – and a stop at the Woolpack, if you’re in the mood. Meet at Sheepscombe Village Hall car park at 11.00; either accompany walkers back to Sheepscombe after a break at the Woolpack, or make your own way back when you wish.
Lane walking but muddy walking through Frith Wood – about 5 miles there and back; if we have large numbers we will need to be extremely circumspect on the roads and lanes.