Stinchcomble Hill and North Nibley
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We start by walking round the edge of part of the golf course before taking in the view at Drakestone Point before we then drop down to the valley and wonder round to North Nibley and climb back up to the Tyndale monument to take in the view and where we will stop for lunch if the weather is good.
The afternoon should take us through Westridge wood and then after a stretch along the road we come to the New Inn in Waterely bottom where we might stop before climbing up Breakheart Hill and through more woodlands back to Stinchcombe Hill.
The walk is suitable for dogs with very few styles but they will need to be kept under control around the golf course and on the stretches of road.
What to bring
Water: bring at least two litres
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Day rucksack: typically 20-30 litres, they are comfortable to wear and allow you to use your arms freely
Boots: waterproof and breathable and designed for hiking NOT trainers. We will be passing by several natural springs where the ground will most likely be muddy.
Socks: proper walking socks will keep your feet dry and help prevent blisters
Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
Trousers: ideally no jeans as they become heavy and cold in the rain, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
Waterproof jacket: essential when hiking in all but the calmest of weather, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
Gloves: Windproof, or better still, waterproof gloves are the best choice, bring a spare pair if expecting rain
Hat or cap: stay warm in winter and shaded in summer
Sunglasses: for any sunny day, even in winter
Snacks: bring biscuits, energy bars, gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit for example and put them somewhere easy to get hold of
Lunch: bring a packed lunch unless otherwise stated
Food & drink
A packed lunch and plenty to drink will be essential on this walk. We may stop at one of the pubs depending on timings and how the group votes!