Weekend events at Cross
May 16 @ 10:00 am - May 17 @ 5:00 pm
Saturday 16 May: Margaret Jordan will talk about Compton Bishop church and village. Meet at the Church at 11am. Some of us will be going to the New Inn for a light lunch so if you would like to join us please let me know so that tables can be reserved. In the afternoon we will go down to the New In where Margaret will talk about the coaching inns at Cross.
There will be a charge of £5 to non-members for this event
Sunday 17 May: Madeleine Roberts will lead a walk to Cross Rifle Range in the afternoon.
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 2pm 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.
You will be asked to provide emergency contact details.
There will be a charge of £3 to non-members for this event