The Gloucestershire Way
Stage 8: Birdlip to Longford Bridge
David H. Margaret W. and Terry left the Air Balloon, at 9.25am on Wednesday 25 February 2009, walking round Crickley Hill and having excellent views over the Gloucester Vale. There was a steep descent down towards Little Shurdington where we saw our first sight this year of a few daffodils in full bloom. From then on the walk was relatively flat crossing the M5 and walking alongside Chosen Hill School playing fields, then passing under the Golden Valley bypass and heading for the Brickhampton Golf Course. Following Hatherley Brook we arrived at Longford bridge at 1.25pm. Travelling back to the Air Balloon we had a packed lunch on one of the tables in the field by the car park.