At 11.16 on New Year’s Day 2023 around 40 people (plus lots of dogs) convened at The Cross, ready for the off. This year the sun shone for the start of the Stonesfield Stumble. Soon we were heading down Well Lane, up the Oxfordshire Way, through the stream up to Highfield Farm.
As we had been warned, the going was very muddy but everyone was well prepared for the conditions. The dogs had a great time and soon blended into the landscape, lots of washing was going to be needed once they were back at home.
Crossing the Charlbury Road we were briefly back on tarmac before heading across the fields at Lodge Farm, through Harry’s Plantation and already on the way back to the village.
Back onto tarmac and past Callow Farm before, a little tired, the group split up… some off to the Sports & Social and others to the comfort of home. All were safe in the knowledge that a New Year tradition continued and a lot of catching up had been done.
Hopefully 2023 will be a better year for everyone.