Micro Event: Devil's Chimney & Cloberley
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4 people waitlisted
Current restrictions will need to change by the date of the event in order for it to go ahead. We will update closer to the time.
We will start at Leckhampton hill, overlooking the spa town of Cheltenham, and walk up towards Devil's Chimney. It is a unique limestone formation above one of the disused quarries on the Hill. Named after its shape, the crooked and twisted chimney is one of the most visited local landmarks but its origin is shrouded in mystery, with the most probable cause being that it was a joke by the quarry workers in the 18th century.
Following the Cotswold Way we will make our way through Chatcombe Wood and onto Coberly. Originally founded in the medieval times it has been the site of many excavations in the roman villa in the valley to the north. Notably excavated in 2007 by C4's Time Team (S15-E11) where they found evidence of the Mosiac floor and some roman coins.
After Coberly we make our way back through the grounds of the National Star college before arriving back at the Leckhampton Hill carpark.
Dogs: Dogs under close control are welcome on this event, so long as owners are able to lift them over locked gates and high stiles.
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- Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who lives or is in a support bubble with someone showing symptoms, is asked not to attend. This is in line with the government’s coronavirus advice.
- All are required to practice social distancing – staying 2m (not 1m) apart at all times, including the lunch stop.
- Unfortunately, there won’t be any planned pub / café stops en route or at the end, and please don’t share sweets or snacks with others – we’re sorry!
- Please bring your own hand sanitising gel for your own use throughout the day. Use of face coverings is at your own choice, but please bring one with you just in case it's needed.
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- Be aware that opportunities for toilet stops may be minimal if facilities are closed.
- Please, please cancel at your earliest opportunity if you are unable to attend or are unwell, so that we can allow others to take up these valuable event spaces.
- Much as it's difficult - no handshakes or hugs!
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What to bring
Well-fitting, waterproof walking boots/shoes with thick socks are essential as there will be some mud.
If rain is forecast wear a coat, and if serious rain is, waterproof trousers. Consider wearing gaiters too. Avoid wearing jeans as they become heavy and chafing when wet.
If the weather is cold, bring a hat, scarf and gloves as appropriate and employ layering with a base layer, secondary layer, fleece and coat, perhaps insulated. The hill can get cold and very windy so please expect that and plan accordingly.
Food & drink
Please pick a packed lunch, we will decide on the day when and where we want to have it.
Please bring plenty of drinks and snacks as needed.