Pensford – 3.4.16

April 3, 2016 at 2:46 pm

Pensford and Stanton Drew via the Forest of Avon Community Forest Path

A largely level walk starting from Pensford through Upper Stanton Drew and onward to Stanton Drew to walk around the Stone Circle. Saw a wide variety of animals  – a lovely litter of pigs on the Free Range pork farm, friendly donkeys, rather unfriendly goats and some rather large bulls. Walked past the remnants of the coal industry although the winding house and the bath house are now private residences. The return route to Pensford was under the very impressive viaduct. The fields were being planted with this years crops and with the fine weather they will hopefully do well.

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In case the squealing didn’t give you a hint

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piggy dinner time

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Happy pigs

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The Winding House (built over an old coal mine shaft)

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The countryside between South Bristol and the Mendips

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Stanton Drew Stone Circle

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The Stones

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Don’t hang around too long in Pensford during heavy rain!

Pensford Viaduct

Pensford Viaduct

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Spooky faces on Stanton Drew Church

 

Today’s walk was full of animal highlights – piglets, donkeys, horses, bulls and goats and more ..!

Friendly donkeys

Friendly donkeys

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A rather aloof goat