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: Chipping Campden to Stanton

After leaving the Bantam Tea Rooms, where we had spent the night in comfort, a hearty breakfast inside, our first day walking the Cotswold Way started from the market hall in Chipping Campden. The beginning (and end)of the trail is marked by a stone and an inscription on the floor. We walked out through Chipping …

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Haslemere to Gibbet Hill, a circular walk in the Surrey Hills

On a sunny day at the end of February we set off for a walk from Haslemere. We were staying at Hunter Basecamp, accommodation for volunteers provided by the National Trust, for the weekend, and having arrived early on Friday this was the perfect opportunity to explore before we met up with our fellow volunteers …

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