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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Cotswolds Walking Tour - Day 6

This is the sixth of seven posts on our walking tour through the English countryside of the Cotswolds. We took a self-guided tour arranged by English Lakeland Ramblers which meant they provided the B & B accommodations, the transport of our luggage and detailed instructions and maps. It went amazingly smoothly.

Day 6: Broadway to Chipping Campden. 7 miles
Walk Description: "Walk up to Broadway Tower, the 18th century folly from where there are fine views across the vale before descending to Chipping Campden, the loveliest of all Cotswolds villages with its covered market place, beautiful 'wool' church, almshouses, and silversmith."

Hazy, a bit warmer today, especially since we had to climb right from the start.


Looking back down on Broadway.


Dan beats me to the top. See him there on the right?


Broadway tower.



From the top.  We were the only ones to climb up it.





Looking back as we continue on the trail.


Ripening grain field.  Nice of the farmer to keep the right of way clear.




We enter Chipping Campden through this field of Brussels sprouts.


Looking back.  It's a huge field that will be harvested in December.  I asked the farmer.



Chipping Campden Catholic Church. The first we see.


Pub for lunch.


The grand wool church.  It had the tallest steeple we had seen.



Farmers heading home right through the village.


5 comments:

Gerald (SK14) said...

rambling without the hassle - sounds great when you get decent weather.

lotusleaf said...

Beautiful photos! Sounds like a great holiday!

Fun60 said...

Looks like you were following a well trodden path today. Well done for asking the farmer about his crops. I never have any idea about what is being grown.

Carole M. said...

I've heard a lot of the Cotswolds over the years and your photos are amazing; such a beautiful place to visit and explore. Hope you might see a great contrast on my recent posts/trip to outback Australia too. Carole, at snaphappyonline.blogspot.com

amanda | wildly simple said...

Oh, that tower!!!!
I really enjoyed this leg of your tour! Even the small trodden footpath though the farm fields is magical. :)

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