We flew into London yesterday, catch a bus, then a train, then another bus, and 5 hours later get to The Noel Arms in Chipping Camden, the start of our 160 km walk to Bath. It's a pretty market town , but we are too jet lagged to sightsee, and crash early - ready to start our walk. It s exciting to see the start of the trail sign posted...and even more exciting to see clear sunny sky and a crisp breeze to cool us as we walk ..
The Noel Arms Hotel, our first sleep in the Cotswolds, Chipping Campden, is part of rows of honey colored stone buildings.
Our path as we walk out of the town runs alongside the road, but so pretty - lined with lace flowers growing wild. I can't even grow them at all in SA!
There are roughly 4000 miles of dry walling in The Cotswolds. Looking back over the farmlands.
The first stone stile, clear marking of The Trail- fab photo taken by Rob
We walk along paths through farms.. With Iace flowers paving our way
Fields of golden rape seed...
Over farmland towards Broadway Folly, built by an Earl for his wife, as her folly!
This little one was so close I could have touched him...i love their black faces...and patchy feet
Walking to the ?Folly
Broadway, where we have the worlds most expensive toasted cheese sandwiches ( R280 each sandwich) such a pretty little village.
Down through farm lands to Stanton, the jewel of the Cotswolds
Shenberrow Hill where we spend the night...