We are arranging a club meet/group outing to Roundway Hill for Sunday 24 July starting at 10am at the No1 car park listed below. This is open to both members and non-members who may be interested to see what we do as a club.
Some details on Roundway Hill and surroundings from Jeff our projections secretary:
There are three main places to park, marked in red on the attached map.
No 1 is the preferred spot for about 7 or 8 eight cars but is often full. It’s just above the Devizes or Roundway White Horse.
No 2 is not so well defined but is often strewn with cars parked up. Both 1 and 2 offer access to flattish terrain.
No 3 involves driving over quite a rutted track, you’ll need to make sure your teeth are well stuck in.
Thinking of older members all the terrain, whilst flattish, can be a bit of a challenge, there are tracks but they can all be deeply rutted and overgrown, this is well trodden chalkland.
Quite close to No 1 and 2 there is woodland and open grassland affording opportunities for many bugs and insects and also open landscape views.
No 3 also offers access to woodland and steep hillside marked as Roundway Hill Covert, often teeming with butterflies.
The whole area is full of options for shorter or longer walks across chalk meadow type landscape with lots of sculptural features for photographic exploration depending on fitness, lots of macro possibilities as well as birds – Swallows, Swifts, Buzzards, Red Kites, Corn Buntings, etc, etc.
The best way to get there is to use Google Maps to find directions to Roundway White Horse.
Jeff has been to this whole area many times and is happy to offer further advice and guidance.
Love to see you there, it will be a great opportunity for wildlife shots and andscape.