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Sep 21, 2018 - Stanton and Stanway

It was our last day of cycling and we were determined to get a little more into our tour. We had a short window this morning during which there would be no rain and the winds a manageable 20-25 kmh (as opposed to the anticipated 35-40 kmh forecast for the afternoon). After another splendid breakfast, we headed out into the chilly morning, heading south of Broadway towards Stanway House, a Jacobean manor that has the world’s tallest gravity-fed fountain. The route was, unusually, more or less flat, so that made for easy riding, although the...

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Sep 20, 2018 - Ashmolean dreaming

We woke this morning to be greeted by rain and cold. With the rain, the wind had died down almost completely, but it was forecast to stop raining and become windier in the afternoon! Honestly, we can't win! So we decided to take another break from riding today and just explore Broadway instead. The town is really quite lovely (it is referred to as the “Jewel of the Cotswolds”) and is clearly very popular with tourists. The resident population is only about 2500 but that swells considerably during the warmer months and, indeed, our B&B was...

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Sep 19, 2018 - Against the wind

Today we had to change towns and ride to the pretty village of Broadway for the last three days of our tour. The season’s second storm, Storm Ali, was developing off the Irish coast, and promised to be even more severe than Storm Helene. So this morning we needed to leave early to take advantage of the short, relative lull in between storms before the strong, gusty winds blew in again in the afternoon. Our luggage was being transported by truck, so the die was cast. No turning back now! Our prescribed ride was to take us in a long loop down...

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May 13, 2016 - The Cotswolds

Heading up to Statford on Avon today to checkout The Bard's homeplace. Got side tracked (lost) for awhile and spent sometime and Chipping Campden and the Hidcote Gardens. Loved Statford on Avon, big town, think all the rich locals must shop there. Reasonably restful day today before we get back on the road.

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May 12, 2016 - The Cotswolds

Really pissed off this morning. It's our first fine day. Blue skies, no rain or wind, temps late teens and we are stuck in our room trying to sort this mess. By lunch time we have a plan but not everything in place but we head out. Off to Bourton on the water. The Venice of the Cotswolds. It was very pretty but we had to laugh, everyone was out in their summer clothes buying ice-creams. Then headed to Batsford Aboretum and Gardens, this home dates back to the 17th century. The very grand castle and fantastic acres. Dinner back in Broadway...

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May 11, 2016 - The Cotswolds

Decided to take the scenic route from Cardigan to The Colswolds and detoured via St Davids, westernmost point on Penbrokeshire coast and apparently, officially the smallest town in Wales. Turned out to be a busy spot for all kinds of out door activities. Which, by the way is the case everywhere here, the weather doesn't stop them. Arrived in a small town called Broadway, in the Cotwolds and found our accommodation. We're staying in the Stables on Farncombe Estate. Quite a contrast here from the harsh scenery we've been through. Very plush...

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Oct 14, 2015 - Cotswolds: Winchcombe to Broadway

Day 2 of our Cotswold adventure and we had to decide whether to trek 11 miles or 9. We decided to go the shorter way and what a good decision it turned out to be as it meant we could dawdle at Haile Abbey, but more about that later. After making our way thru Winchcombe by following directions such as “Turn left following the path between some properties to a KG (kissing gate) and enter the field. Continue straight ahead along the stone path over two footbridges following the River Isbourne to a KG at the far end. Cross the road and turn...

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May 11, 2012 - Cotswolds still a fab place to visit

A long but very pleasant day journeying through the Cotswolds today. Starting at Minster Lovell and Burford before heading to Northleach for a surprisingly good pub lunch (initially place a bit off putting, mainly due to some dodgy looking clientelle out the front) and then Bourton-on- water, the Slaughters and a few lovely places more. Favourite place was probably Broadway but needs more of an explore as reached there only at the end of the day. The sandstone here was a very rich colour with the main street leading up into the lovely and...

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Uk and Italy 2012

Oct 1, 2010 - Back to Blockley

This is the last entry in my travel blog for this trip. I am making my way back to Blockley for a final few days of Cotswold walks, then to London (well, a suburb close to Heathrow) to spend my last evening with friends, and home on October 7. This trip has been a mixture of hard work and fun. My favourite stops have been ….. all of them! It’s hard to pick out 1 or even 2 or 3 as they have all had their high points. I was particularly excited to experience Alsace and find out about my Groshens ancestors, and to spend time with my new...

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