Burton Dassett Hike (SeeSaw): Mar 26th
10 miles via Farnborough Hall (National Trust)
- 10:00am meet.
- Waterproofs, walking boots and packed lunch are essential.
- Dogs welcome, but there are a few stiles on this route. There are also sheep and roads, so please remember a lead.
£7 will go towards running the event, the remainder of your sign up fee will go to support the charity. You can choose how much to donate but selecting from the menu above.
One of our favourite charities, which "provides support for children, young people and their families in Oxfordshire when they have been bereaved or when somebody close to them is terminally ill."
Starts from a picturesque Warwickshire village; takes in a small stretch of the Oxford Canal's 78-miles; a visit to Farnborough Park National Trust; a breather and quick drink in a community owned pub; before our path opens up into characteristic lumpy green pasture at the pinnacle of the Burton Dassett Hills.
Known as a real "Jurassic Park", the hills were created during a period of seascape up to 200 million years ago, when the shore edges were thought to be around Oxford. Remains of sea creatures buried under layers and layers of sedimentary ironstone deposits. The hills later moulded and fossils exposed by quarrying of the local honey-coloured "Hornton Stone" that can been seen in many of the houses in the local area (such as Farnborough Park). The park's lumpy appearance later being enhanced by quarrying for ironstone as a source of iron ore at the end of the 19th century and after the First World War.
Opened as a country park in 1971 and now run by Warwickshire County Council. The views from the Burton Dassett hills stretch more than 20 miles to places such as Coventry and across the motorway to Edgehill.
From the magnificent views at our highest point, it's all down hill back to where our adventure started, crossing the traditional muddy ploughed field as a finale'.
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