Camping in the Cotswolds (part 2)

Camping in the Cotswolds (part 2)

We were happy with the campsite (see part 1) and delighted with all of our new gear (I’ll do a few reviews in later posts) so all that was left was to head out and enjoy some of the gorgeous surrounding countryside. In my usual style, I’ll mostly just show some lovely pics of our walk and leave the ramblings (excuse the pun) to a minimum.

We managed a circular 8.5 mile walk, which wasn’t bad for so early in the season, although it did highlight my need for a new pair of walking boots (any recommendations gratefully received). We started by heading through Bemborough Farm (home to Adam Henson from Countryfile, I have to say I wasn’t as excited by this as my Mum was when I told her) to  Kineton. This village is also home of the nearest pub to the campsite, The Halfway House, which in the spirit of helpfulness we frequented a couple of times and so can personally recommend-just watch the hill on the way back-not so easy with wobbly legs!

We then headed to Pinnock Farm and came across a llama bearing an uncanny resemblance to Luis Suarez.

We then headed along the Gloucestershire Way to the village of Ford, which also boasts a lovely looking pub, although as it was shut as we walked past (what sort of pub shuts on a Saturday afternoon for God’s sake?!) I cannot comment. Any racing fans will be happy to glimpse the gallops and Jackdaws castle, home of Jonjo O’Neill Racing from here. 

Somewhat dispirited by the shut pub experience, especially as we’d been counting on it for a lunch stop and had no food with us, we carried on to Temple Guiting, and back to the campsite.

We arrived back in desperate need of a beer and a sit down. Here’s hoping we get a bit more organised and a little bit fitter as the year progresses!

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