Long Walk – March 27th, 2015

140 walkers organised by “Get Wiltshire Walking” met at the livestock market in Netherhampton and headed off to Salisbury.

Assembling at Netherhampton
Assembling at Netherhampton

The route travelled via Harnham with excellent views of the Cathedral

View of the Cathedral from Harnham
View of the Cathedral from Harnham



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The Cathedral from Harnham

before entering the Cathedral Close.

Cathedral Close
Cathedral Close

From there, the group went through Elizabeth Gardens, along the Town Path and part of Broken Bridges before returning to the start point.

Lunch followed an announcement of the prize winning “Get Wiltshire Walking” organisation’s efforts to improve the wellbeing of people of all ages and abilities.  The framed certificate for Shrewton will, hopefully, be on display at the Methodist Church – where the Shrewton group generally have a coffee!

There was also a prize for the best Easter Bonnet – worn throughout. The very tall sheep did not win a prize though.

Tall Sheep
Tall Sheep

Nor did Rosie who co-ordinates and often leads the Shrewton Walks.

Rosie and Easter Bonnet
Rosie and Easter Bonnet

“Get Wiltshire Walking” runs a walk in Shrewton every Tuesday morning, meeting in the Sports and Social Club car park at 9:30am. The walk takes an hour or so using many of the local footpaths and bridle ways.  A trained guide ensures your safety and makes sure you don’t get lost or left behind.

Dust off your walking boots and come along on a Tuesday.

Thanks to John Berry for this report and the photos.


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