Kennet Valley TR Group Members potter about in the Oxfordshire Countryside
Kennet Valley TR Group members took to the Oxfordshire countryside for a run to Aston Pottery. Members gathered at Chieveley Services, M4 junction 13 on a beautiful sunny September morning, creating great interest from several members of the public who were using the services. After refreshment and comfort stop, Mike Field handed out the Tulip run to Bampton where the pottery is located.
The run took us through Chieveley, over the Berkshire/Oxfordshire Downs towards Wantage with some beautiful views.
After Wantage we headed out past Williams F1 at Grove and then through West Hanney and Buckland through to Bampton. The run took about 1.5 hours and was very enjoyable, we are very blessed with some beautiful routes through the countryside topped off by the great weather.
On arrival at the Pottery, we parked together, put up the banner and toured the pottery shop where there were some lovely examples and a teapot made for me holding 1 gallon of tea, however after seeing the price tag of £150.00, I decided to give it a miss.
We then enjoyed a pre-booked light lunch which was good quality and with very attentive service, having a good natter and discussion of the days events. After lunch we toured the gardens which were superbly laid out and a joy to see with sweet scents of many flowers wafting in the breeze.
This was a super run out and an interesting place to visit and eat, it was topped off by taking those super roads in the sunshine back to Berkshire.
A BIG THANKS to John Edmunds for the Tulip route and Mike Field for checking the run and coordinating the day.