Well, I needn't have worried about not quite finishing the previous leg. By parking in the Back Lane car park I follow the Town Centre signs to come out exactly where I finished last time. I take a diversion to get a picture of the Winchcombe stocks. I am sure there must be a good reason why they have holes for seven legs in the stocks but have no idea what it is.
Anything will be a bit of a comedown after such heights and the nature reserve I walk through is pretty uninteresting to be honest. Maybe it's the wrong time of year. Much more dispiriting though is the sight, just past some disused quarries, of dumped rubbish. Drinks cartons and bottles mainly but particularly vexing and perplexing is the old tyre that someone has gone to great lengths to dump in the middle of a beauty spot. They must have had to travel some distance to do this. Morons. It does, at least, serve to highlight the lack of litter on the rest of the walk, so far.