Walking the Cotswold Way: North Nibley to Old Sodbury

This was the hardest day on the Cotswold Way for me. I woke feelng weary, despite what felt like a good night’s sleep. I struggled through breakfast, not feeling like eating, knowing that I had to put something in my stomach to fuel my legs. We started the day slowly, climbing up out of North …

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Walking the Cotswold Way: King’s Stanley to North Nibley

After another hot night, and breakfast accompanied by the resident, and very pretty, cat, we left our bed and breakfast ready to tackle another long day on the Cotswold Way.  We made our way back to the route of the Cotswold Way, climbing steeply to reach the escarpment once more. We soon gained views out …

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Walking the Cotswold Way: Painswick to King’s Stanley

Today was the shortest day of our route, a relief after completing the longest day yesterday! We'd had a restful night and enjoyed some time with the friendly dog at our accommodation, who loved having her tummy tickled. We had a slow start to the morning, taking some time to look around the centre of …

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Walking the Cotswold Way: Seven Springs to Painswick

Today was another tough day of walking. We started from Seven Springs, a lift provided back to where we had finished yesterday by our host. We spent last night at the beautiful Detmore House, a wonderful place to stay. Our day's walking started with two hills, Hartley Hill followed by Leckhampton Hill. It was easy …

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Walking the Cotswold Way: Cleeve Hill to Seven Springs

Today was an easier day. The temperature has dropped and we didn't have as far to walk. We woke refreshed after a comfortable night's sleep and ate a hearty breakfast, with tasty homemade treats. Packed lunch in our bags we set off, glad to avoid the road and head straight up onto Cleeve Common. Before …

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