Greenspace Talking: Holywell Farm

Holywell is a small settlement near Wotton-Under-Edge, a Cotswold town about 10 miles from where we live. We recently walked some of the Cotswold Way which passes through W-u-E and Holywell. The surroundings are beautiful and exactly the sort of green space we love to spend our time in. We took a path next to a … Continue reading Greenspace Talking: Holywell Farm

On the Horizon: Wotton-under-Edge to Old Sodbury, Cotswold Way

We have decided to begin walking our most local National Trail this weekend, the Cotswold Way which runs from Bath to Chipping Campden in Gloucestershire. The entire route from start to finish is 106 miles. Over the course of what likely to be a long time, we aim to complete the entire trail. We will be … Continue reading On the Horizon: Wotton-under-Edge to Old Sodbury, Cotswold Way

On the Horizon: Frome Valley Walkway

This weekend we will be completing the Frome Valley Walkway (almost) in it's entirety. Selected partly for convenience if I'm being completely honest, this popular local trail follows the River Frome from Castle Park in the centre of busy Bristol through some of its many suburbs and into the Cotswold hills to its source. Although … Continue reading On the Horizon: Frome Valley Walkway

Just Visiting: Bourton-on-the-Water

Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire Went to this fantastic place a couple of weekends ago. Always busy on a sunny day, Bourton-on-the-Water is a great emblem for the whole of the Cotswolds; quaint, beautiful and unspoiled, it is one of the best examples of a Cotswold town I can think of. Its characteristic stone footbridges and pristine gardens and lawns are what we … Continue reading Just Visiting: Bourton-on-the-Water

Gloucester and Sharpness Canal

The idea for walking the Gloucester-Sharpness canal came to us while on a day trip to Gloucester. During our exploration of the newly redeveloped dockside area of this understated South-Western city, we realised that it had historically been the destination for cargo laden narrowboats, travelling up and down the man-made waterway that connected the River … Continue reading Gloucester and Sharpness Canal