Otmoor

With a day off from Cotswold the plan had been to go for a cycle ride. However, given the heavy rainfall yesterday I thought that a walk might be a better idea. Having got my cadets to look at Otmoor as part of a navigation exercise I thought it might be an idea to investigate further. I can then get the cadets to plan a day walk which we can do later in the year.

I found a great parking spot at Whitecross Green Wood nature reserve. The first hour or so was cold and windy with some snowfall. However, the wind blew the clouds away to reveal blue sky and sunshine. So the rest of the day was just cold and windy.

Otmoor in the winter sunshine

Otmoor in the winter sunshine

The remains of some building, near the rifle range

The remains of some building, near the rifle range

Arty shot 1

Arty shot 1

Arty shot 2

Arty shot 2

Distance: Approx 9miles

Wildlife: 1 Fox, 3 Muntjac deer, multiple squirrels, kites and other birds.

Kit
Anatom boots
Rab gaiters
Rohan barricade trousers
Smartwool merino baselayer
Rab nucleus hoody
Rab Vapour Rise Guide jacket
Rab Altus vest
Sealskinz gloves

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