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The Visit to Cross Rifle Ranges has been cancelled

June 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

we hope to re-schedule it so watch this space!


An evening visit to the Rifle Ranges at Cross – the leader is Madeleine Roberts

The purpose of the visit is to conduct an interpretative field visit to the sites of the two rifle ranges on Wavering Down and Cross Plain.  These featured in an article by Madeleine in the 2007 journal.  Since then, further information has emerged.

Meet 6pm in the National Trust car park at King’s Wood (NGR ST 422 560)
The group will follow the path to Hill Farm (NGR ST 411 560) before heading down Bourton Combe to look at the target pit (NGR ST 411 555) close to Bourton Farm.  The party will then climb to Cross Plain to consider the firing positions before returning to the NT car park.

Be aware that the route includes two significant climbs requiring a reasonable level of fitness and would prove challenging to those with significant health problems.  The terrain is uneven and might be slippery if it’s wet so suitable footwear is essential.   Walking boots and waterproof clothing are recommended.  It is also advisable to wear clothing that covers bare skin as there is always the possibility of attracting ticks which might carry Lymes disease from the long grass.

If you wish to go on the walk then please advise the secretary before-hand so that you can be advised if there is any change of plan.
Elizabeth Friend:  Tel 01934 712971, Email: friend.elizabeth@gmail.com

You will be asked to provide emergency contact details.




June 13, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm