The first part of the walk took us down over the fields towards Tortworth church.
We then made a small detour around the back of the church.
The purpose of the detour was to see an incredible tree next to the churchyard. This old Sweet chestnut is reputed to be the oldest of its species. It is indeed an extraordinarily old tree.
This notice on the board is perhaps easier to read and gives a little more information including a transcript of the writing on the plaque.