SO8208 : Cotswold Way through the gate-Haresfield, Glos

taken 12 years ago, near to Haresfield, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

Cotswold Way through the gate-Haresfield, Glos
Cotswold Way through the gate-Haresfield, Glos
A short walk on the Cotswold Way on this sunny day in August 2008. Explorer 179 Gloucester, Cheltenham & Stroud marks this spot as Bunker's Bank, a name which I've never heard of before in spite of my long acquaintance with the Cotswolds, and I know not how or why it came by this name. There once was an underground ROC (Royal Observer Corps) reporting post in the area, tasked with recording nuclear bomb bursts and fallout information and passing it to a central point. The ROC website says that nothing now remains of this post above ground. There is however a similar ROC underground post by Broadway Tower which is sometimes opened to the public for visits - see website for details. The Cotswold Way gives almost 100 miles of walking, from Bath to Chipping Campden via the Sodburys, Wotton under Edge, Dursley, Stonehouse and Winchcombe. A route worth walking and I am of course totally unbiased. Time taken 4.10 pm BST (British Summer Time).
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Date Taken
Friday, 15 August, 2008   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 3 May, 2016
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Paths  Sport, Leisure  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Grassland 
Place (from Tags)
Stonehouse  Winchcombe  Sodburys  Dursley  Bunkers Bank  Wotton Under Edge 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8265 0889 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:46.7042N 2:15.1731W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8263 0890
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Cotswold Way  Royal Observer Corps  ROC  Gloucestershire  ROC Website  ROC Post Broadway Tower  Public Visits 

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