Cotswolds Day 4-5

We spent the most of the 4th day in the historic city of Bath. After seeing the Roman Baths, we walked to the Royal Victoria Park – a place I’d happily visit again.

Lake in Royal Victoria Park

Our next stop was a small village on a hill called Painswick. With the views available in the surrounding area I think this would be a good location for one of the nearby trail-based walks. Painwick is another one of the delightful Cotswolds villages that makes the area so popular.

A side street in Painswick

Cleeve Hill, near Cheltenham, was our final stop before returning to our accomodation in Cheltenham. Walking up Cleeve Hill was one of the highlights of the trip. The hill is highest point in the Cotswolds and has great views. The hill is large and it would be possible to spend a few hours walking around the perimeter near the top of the hill.

Mum and Dad on Cleeve Hill

Below is a picture of one of the tee off points on the Cleeve Hill Golf Course on the hill.

Cleeve Hill Golf Course

The only thing on our agenda for the final day was a 11 km circular walk originating from Burford. The first section of the walk is predominately through farm lands and Canola fields.

Canola Fields near Burford

The small and charming Widford St Oswald church is located in grassy fields. It is built on the site of an ancient roman villa and a mosiac can be found on the floor of the church.

Widford St Oswald Church

We stopped in the village of Swinbrook for lunch, which is about 3/4 of the way through the walk. The local inn unexpectedly turned out to be a place of fine dining. The final part of the walk mainly followed the river Windrush back to Burford.

Circular walk return along river Windrush

The walk was pleasant and offered some nice scenery and a great spot for lunch in Swinbrook.

So ended our trip in the Cotswolds.

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