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ROLLRIGHT STONES AND THE MAJESTIC PIGS WALK | 10 MILES | COTSWOLDS

July 21 @ 8:45 am - 3:00 pm BST

The Rollright Stones, in the heart of the Cotswolds, is a trio of neolithic limestone monuments, which were erected to mark ritual sites.

🥾 ABOUT THE WALK 🥾

The Rollright Stones, in the heart of the Cotswolds, is a trio of neolithic limestone monuments, which were erected to mark ritual sites. But according to local legend, and the names of the specific sites themselves, the stones are actually the petrified bodies of a king and his men. (and they look like bodies, which is really weird!).

You will see all sorts of animals on this hike, including saddleback pigs, horses, cows with big Woolley fringes, Chickens, Sheep, and Geese, and we also spotted wild deer.

This is NOT a dog-friendly walk, unfortunately (some road walking, lots of brambles which are not good for dogs feet, and quite a few stiles where you would need to lift a dog over) – sorry.

There is a fabulous spot for lunch (which I don’t want to spoil for you, but please make sure you bring a packed lunch, and something to sit on ie: sit-pad, plastic bag, camping stool.

Mud! This is the Cotswolds so we was expecting a bit of mud and that is what we got! We have managed to re-route a few areas, but there will still be a few places that will end up with muddy boots and trousers. If you have gaiters then bring them along.

Walking poles – I found my walking pole invaluable on the hike (especially on the hills and helping negotiate a few muddy kissing gates).

Views! I had forgotten how beautiful this area is and I spent too much time looking, rather than taking photos. But it is fabulous.

Rollright stones – if you have never been before then you will love this area and it is certainly the highlight of the walk. I can’t wait to show you all!

❓ ROUND-ROBIN QUESTION: Can you build a paper aeroplane?

Please arrive by 8.45 am we will set off at 9 am sharp. If this is your first AG walk, then please arrive nice and early and seek out the walk leader who will be wearing a red “walk leader” pin badge.

📍 WHAT3WORDS: https://what3words.com/keeps.sues.grab

Click the link above, then click “Navigate using Google Maps” . We often meet in places where there is no postcode, so we encourage you to use the What3Words app which will take you to the exact location.

🗣 WALK LEADER(S): Martin Harrison

🐶 IS THIS WALK DOG FRIENDLY? Small dogs only please as we have a few stiles.

☕️ REFRESHMENTS: Please bring your own refreshments and a packed lunch (limited options to purchase food on the walk).

🎒 WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU

* Good trainers or walking shoes (and other clothes of course!).

* A drink.

  • Something to sit on for lunch

⛑ RULES TO KEEP YOU SAFE :

  • We walk in all weathers, however, if we have a weather warning then the event may be cancelled. Keep an eye on your emails and the Facebook event page for notifications of any cancellations.
  • We will only ever walk in groups of 15 or less. If we have more than 15, we will usually have two walk leaders and walk in opposite directions.
  • We supply free sweets at the halfway stage – we call this “squidge and dip” – hand sanitiser, then dip in for your free sweets.

Venue

New Street Car Park
22 New Street, Chipping Norton, OX7 5LJ
Chipping Norton, OX7 5LJ GB
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

There are no permissions expressed or implied by the Adventure Geek organisers. Participants make use of the facilities at their own risk and without express permission from the Adventure Geek organisers.

Walking is a physically active sport. If you have any doubts about your abilities, you should always seek advice from your GP before embarking on an Adventure Geek walk.

By registering for an event you accept that you do so entirely at your own risk and that it is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and able to take part in the event. We regroup often and our walks cater for all levels of fitness.

Children under the age of 16 years old are the responsibility of their parents or guardians and need to be accompanied at all times before, during and after the walk.

Adventure Geek volunteers do not accept responsibility for injury, loss and damage sustained by a participant unless the above injury, loss and damage are proven to have been caused as a direct result of negligence on the part of the organisers.

Dogs are welcome on the majority of our walks, however, we kindly ask that we have a maximum of two dogs per walker and that the welfare of the animals remains your responsibility throughout your walk.  On occasion, we may add a note of “No dogs allowed” on specific walks (usually those with cattle), please respect this note.

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