After our morning jaunt to the Slaughters we headed back to our B&B so we could take advantage of our final day in the Cotswolds by walking into Winchcombe via the Cotswold Way. It wasn't so much to see Winchcombe, which, while pretty, is not one of the idyllic villages that made the Cotswolds famous. The main idea was to just soak in the countryside one last time, and what better way to do it then to go for a ramble through the countryside?
When all was said and done, it took about an hour and twenty minutes each way. While we were in Winchcombe we visited Sudley Castle, but, not being run by the National Trust, it was such a lame, lowest common denominator kind of place that I wouldn't recommend it.
|Everything reminds us of Lucy.|
|About 15 minutes walk from the B&B is Hailes Abbey|
|I'd love to know the construction chronology of this arch. It looks like an older rounded arch was supplanted by |
one or two more gothic ones over the centuries, but how in the world did that one piece of the rounded arch
end up in that position?
|These cows decided to stand on the only bridge over the water.|
|Like a group of street toughs on a deserted street at night, these cattle were a little daunting.|
|Cattle panic subsided long enough to snap this photo.|
|He wasn't smiling so much as calling for his mom, who eventually came over to claim him.|
|The sky varied greatly during the walk, but no rain fell.|