Thursday, 26 June 2014

26th June 2014 Snitterfield Saunter 33

Calling this ride a saunter is a bit misleading. Some fairly serious (well for me) hills on this route. Went out through Warwick,  Hampton Lucy, Hatton Rock to Snitterfield. The return was through Wolverton, Norton Lindsey and Cubbington.

Cattle Trough

Some farmers and landowners have problems with travellers accessing their land so place fairly substantial obstacles in the gateways. This is an old cattle trough that has been used to keep the marauders at bay.

Welcombe Park Obelisk

Situated in Welcombe Country Park, this obelisk was raised in 1876 by Robert Phillips in honour of his brother Mark Phillips, the first Member of Parliament for Manchester. Welcombe Park was the country seat of the Phillips family.  The view from this point is quite amazing and the obelisk itself is visible for miles up and down the Vale of Avon.

Snitterfield War Memorial

Placed on the outskirts of the village, this memorial, honouring the dead of two world wars, also has amazing views.

Foxhunter Pub  R.I.P

From the war memorial, I dropped down into the actual village of Snitterfield to photograph the Foxhunter Inn. There it was, gone!  Shows how long it has been since I was last here. A shame, the Foxhunter was a stunning building, real chocolate box material.

33 miles today, up and down some decent climbs.

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