Saturday, 13 June 2015

Sixth day walking The Cotswolds - from Painswick to Uley

Nowhere to sit and rest, except the first step of a steep set up!  Spare shoes on my back in case of rain...check my face in picture further down when I see the steps...


This was the evening view from our bedroom at The Falcon Inn which was an important coach stop.. Built in 1554, renovated in 1711... The floor slopes from room to room.. Books used under one side of many pieces of furniture to level them!


Glorious morning... And we walk across the road to St Mary's Church to look at the 99 yew trees.  (Legend has it that the devil won't let the 100th one grow). Painswick was a prosperous wool town, the elegant stone houses built by wealthy wool merchants, while the workers lived in poorer villages outside of Painswick.


Can you see the orbs in the yew trees?


Painswick has wonderful elegant street lined stone buildings.


This was the start of our walk, Rob checking we are on rhe right path...


And up we go...



Passing the odd farmhouse..


To the top and on this common many people are walking their dogs... He has 7!


Leaving Painswick behind...


Walking through many farms.


And through the woods... A wonderful woody day...


This was taken just before I sat down to rest!  Eek!  time needed to sit....


Lime rockface - can imagine the caves were inhabited by ancient people..


And we get to the charming little village of Uley.



Nothing much has changed in Uley...love the pillar red post boxes


We spend two nights at Stinchcombe Hill guesthouse outside Uley....

















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