Monthly Archives: June 2015

Amanda’s Walk Day 10

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All getting tired now, Amanda more so of course. Amanda and Mel set off first thing, whilst I moved the van ahead and then walked back to meet them. We rendezvoused in Shipston-on-Stour for coffee, a town with an interesting centre but less so on the outskirts. Lunch was at Halford where the inn provided a good, hearty meal that… Read more »

Amanda’s Walk Day 9

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A long but fun day, sunshine and a cooling breeze, and lots of excuses to stop for a rest. We walked a couple of miles from the campsite to Moreton-in-Marsh, where there was time for a coffee whilst waiting for the bus. A 40 minute bus ride back to Northleach, and then off across the countryside, first stop Bourton-on-the-Water for… Read more »

Amanda’s Walk Day 8

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Sunday, traditionally is a day of rest. And so it was for us. A day to rest weary feet and take a load off. We meandered around Bourton-on-the-Water, mostly trying to avoid the great unwashed making the place look untidy. The Dial House Hotel seemed like a place to get far from the madding crowd, but turned out to be… Read more »

Amanda’s Walk Day 7

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Another fabulous day, although there was a threat of rain mid morning, after we’d relocated the motorhome to just outside the village of Bibary, which was heaving with tourists having a gorp around the picturesque old village houses, I think managed either by the National Trust or English Heritage. We didn’t go further than the cafe whilst we waited for… Read more »

Amanda’s Walk Day 6

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Thankfully an easier and more pleasant day today, the forecast thunderstorms didn’t materialise. Although it did cloud up a bit in the afternoon. We changed the route, cutting more directly to Cirencester rather than detouring back to the Fosse Way, and walked through some pleasant little hamlets and villages along the way. As we approached Ewen, Amanda ‘phoned a friend’,… Read more »

Amanda’s Walk Day 5

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Short post because I’m k-nackered. Turned into a longer than expected day at around 21 miles, maybe 4 more than planned, but in part due to a detour through the very lovely Castle Coombe for a spot of late lunch. Not helped by being a sunny scorcher, but you really can’t complain about these hardships, in the circumstances. We got… Read more »

Malmesbury

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The day before the walk. It’s all for charity mate. An OK town, I had to settle for the Old Bell Hotel for an evening drink. Bit shabby, but it’ll do. Simple campsite, no services, but it’ll be fine for the first couple of days. Bus to Chippenham, train to Bath in the morning. Then walk back. Long hot day… Read more »