The morning greated us with blue skies and a clear forecast. Such a relief from yesterday’s rain. We can expect some muddy trails but at least it’s dry and sunny.
Our walk today takes us south to Old Sodbury which is approximately 12 miles. We started full of energy (and looking rather coordinated).
Soon we were crossing along fields and emerging into more wooded paths.
There’s a great variety of trail to keep your interest and there’s just something about waking through fields that makes me wish I were a poet. Stanzas evoking images of strolling through wooded English glens and wind buffeted pastures; patchwork vistas and swaying grasses. Ahh, to be a writer would be grand!
This section of the Cotswold Way features lots of creeks and some little mini waterfalls as this area historically had numerous mills.
Picture perfect scenes begged to be photographed. In fact this horse followed us much to our panic as he nearly jumped up a rise and quickly approached to pose majestically in front of this nesting folly.
Shortly thereafter we reached The Old Dog Inn and after checking us we joined the local men in the pub. The wine is medicinal dontcha know. We’ll get a good night sleep and back to the trail tomorrow.