Off to look at some of the Cotswold villages with Ron and Mike. First of all to Bourton on the Water, which is a beautiful fairy-tale type of place, complete with a model village and the fast running River Windrush.
After coffee and a bacon sandwich off to Stow on the Wold which while also beautiful, is a more commercial town.
Having problems with the GPS when it wants to take me to places I don’t want to go, so decided to give it its head and it took us off into Oxfordshire and the village of Burford. Parked across the river and wandered up the narrow road to the Royal Oak, where Mike had a lager, Ron a coffee and me one of the smallest bottles of Coke I have ever seen.
Visited the Slaughters, Upper and Lower. According to the internet, the name has no connection with blood and guts but is derived from the old English word Slohtre meaning a muddy place. Very little mud found today, but some lovely houses and the famous Upper Slaughter Manor. The are no shops in these villages, but the people obviously enjoy living in bucolic and peaceful surrounds.
Total Distance Travelled: 76.4miles/123km