We were then on small country roads where we able to walk at a fair pace to counteract the bitter wind.
We made our way down to the village of Dyrham where we passed the back entrance to a National Trust property Dyrham Park.
Work was in progress in the gardens to prepare it for the coming season.
Only one gardener seemed to be hard at work. A daunting task!
Some of the properties in the village were not on quite the same scale. Possibly a previous gate house?
We passed a small waterfall before we turned back up the hill.
The return climbed up and through Dyrham Camp also known as Hinton Hillfort. This spur of land was the sight of an Iron Age Fort of which the terraces are still visible.
When we reached the top there was just time for a reflective photo before returning to the pub for lunch.