It was probably a bit too hot for my little body yesterday to be walking over the Cotswold hills, but non-the-less, off we charged.
I've got 3 litres of water on my back, & I'm thinking, the more I drink, the lighter the pack gets.
Catching the number 801 at 10:30 from Cheltenham to Stow-on-the-Wold
Phew, I'm pleased to get off the coach an hour later at the village square, I was getting a bit queasy on there towards the end.
& we're heading West over yonder fields
We've taken a wrong turning somewhere whilst chatting and pointing at a big tractor
but walk into Lower Slaughter, here's the mill, honey pot as they say round here
Off again towards Upper Slaughter
Our path cuts right by the Lords of the Manor restaurant. Some lucky people are having lunch on the striped lawn.
So whilst my husband is trying to find the next path on the Ordnance map, I'm gawping at the menu.
Click image & zoom in for a closer look around the page, I think you can see it
There's something about this walk that has occurred to us.
Some kindly farmer has been painting out the path signs making it rather difficult.
Whoever you are - thanks a bunch!
So, North West, over the hills, along the paths and we're heading through Naunton - it's very romantic there - towards Guiting Power - race horse training country.
The church bells are ringing in concert with our walking the trail inward
Is that broad bean they're growning ???
Now we have to walk the road route too much towards Winchcombe, 5 miles to go & 2hrs or so to do it.
Passing into a meadow, I see a fox sleeking along the lower edges & he hasn't spotted us.
The last time we saw a fox, it had a limp rabbit in its jaws
Then on into Winchcombe.
We used to live in Teachers House, exactly next door to the St Peters church.
Bell ringing was every Wednesday evening, so we always popped out to the pub on Wednesdays.
We catch the 17:40 bus back into Cheltenham,
& light up our new barbecue for the
Pinchos - 3 recipes here
& yes, we did sleep well last night.