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ROLLRIGHT STONES CIRCULAR WALK | 10 MILES | MODERATE | COTSWOLDS
September 18, 2021 @ 9:45 am - 4:30 pm BST
MEETING PLACE: Meeting outside the public toilets in New Street Car Park. Please note, this is a long stay car park and is free of charge to use.
WALK LEADER: Julia Doherty
ABOUT THE WALK – grade: Moderate Route
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!).
We have now completed the risk assessment and there are a few things to note:-
You will see all sorts of animals on this hike, including saddleback pigs, horses, cows with big Woolley fringes, Chickens, Sheep, 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).
Road walking – if you check the video then you will see that we have no option but to walk along the road, with no footpath for about 10 minutes. There is a grass verge, but it is a busy road and we need to be vigilant.
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!
WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU
Walking boots or shoes. I would suggest not wearing trainers for this particular walk.
Please bring a packed lunch and a drink (hot flask of tea or coffee would be recommended).
No cash needed as the parking is free and we do not pass many places to spend any money.
Geocaching swag – if you are a keen geocacher then there is an opportunity to collect around 6-7 caches on this trail.
SCOPE VIDEO: https://www.relive.cc/view/vxOQA5MBZMO
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No. Just bring yourself and then tell the organisers your name when you arrive. We will then check you in.
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 only one dog per walker and that the welfare of the animal 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.