2023.01.27 Painswick walk

Six of us left Painswick car park and walked through the village, taking in the 99 yews in the churchyard and cotswold stone buildings, through farmland up to Bulls Cross where the group have previously carried out tasks (Natural England site). Stopped and sat on a new bench for a short sip of tea before heading into Frith Wood that the late John Workman gave to the Wildlife Trust. This is and ancient woodland site with planted beech (originally for timber), ventured to Pans Lodge or the site of it but not very good views of Painswick as it suggested on notice board. Left the wood onto a permissive track down into Juniper Hill reserve where we have put up some fencing to help protect Juniper plants. By this time the mist had cleared so good place for lunch and enjoy the views.

Followed path down towards Painswick passing an avenue of pollarded Beech and some Hornbeam. Back to car park via Stamages Lane. All together an enjoyable walk.

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