Sutton Farm, April 30th

On a glorious spring day, 9 of us left Wick Village Hall and headed toward Green Isha and the first part of our walk across fields, something that we haven’t done for a while with all the wet weather.

It wasn’t long before we arrived at a very nice field and with the sun shining and temperatures climbing nicely it seemed the best thing we could do was to stop for early lunch and coffee, hopeful that Mags & Co had taken up on my subtle hint about cake!  All was well and we were treated to not one, but two cakes and biscuits too, magnificent!!

Continuing we arrived at Sutton Farm, and one eagle eyed wanderer spotted a 30-foot-high rocket, a bit like Thunderbird One but khaki green not blue, just behind the wall.

A few minutes later we met the owner of the farm, busily repairing a gate and he told us about the history of the buildings and farm, a County Treasure described on the Vale website as a substantial late C16 house that was probably built by Edward Turberville. We were relieved to learn that the rocket has no military purpose, and that wheels can be attached, so it can be towed, and can accommodate 2 people.

We left Sutton Farm and we were back on the road now and heading towards Llandow, and again time for more food and drink, whilst Graham set up the camera for the customary photo.

Leaving Llandow, Liz and Sally took a short cut across the field toward Wick, whilst the rest of us continued toward Clemenstone admiring more listed buildings and barn conversions that are now holiday cottages. It wasn’t too long before we were on Ewenny Road and the long climb up the hill to Wick, and the end of a very enjoyable walk.