Wednesday, 28 March 2012

#20.COTSWOLD'S WALK.25-3-12.

As me and Julie were having a 4 day break in the Cotwold's i phoned Brian (Cotswolds Stroller) to see if he fancied meeting up for a walk so he organised a meet up to see if anybody else fancied meeting up and Alan,Paul and Fiona joined us in Snowshill for a lovey walk on a glorious sunny,warm day.Starting from the Snowshill Arms we headed off across field's to Lidcombe Wood.

Leaving the wood we walked along the B4077 for a short stretch before picking up the Cotswolds Way and passing through this prnate kissing gate.

Next we passed Stanway House,seen below.

The Jacobean Gatehouse built around 1630.

We grabbed a quick break before pressing on to Stanton where we took a detour to have a cider in the Mount Inn,which has a great view over the Vale of Evesham,seen below.

Leaving the village we passed the stables and paddocks which were a hive of activity on this sunny day before eventually reaching Laverton.

A short walk to the next beautiful village of Buckland.

The route back to Snowshill was pleasant,at first on a track and then across field's to round off a great walk.

Today's walk was 8.5 mile long with 1,300 feet of ascent.

MILEAGE     137
ASCENT      34,600
TOPS           39.

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