Flower show in Snowshill

Every time I go to the Cotswolds, I marvel at the honey-coloured houses and the immaculate front gardens everyone seems to have. I sometimes wonder if the area is inhabited by retired gardeners; perhaps to incentivise them, people are rewarded with a prize each year for best garden; or, maybe, cultivating a beautiful garden is a prerequisite for moving to the area at the risk of being ejected if your garden doesn’t cross the quality threshold.

Sunday’s walk was from The Cotswolds pocket walking guide from the same series as The Welsh Marches, which we used on a walk last week. This walk was much better (and busier). It took us to the northern part, which, according to the guide book, is quintessential Cotswolds.

There was perfect walking weather for our circular walk. We took in two of Cotswolds’ finest villages: Snowshill and Stanton. They were at the east and west ends of our walk joined by gently rolling hills.

After the walk, we went to Broadway, a smaller version of the much more famous (and visited) Chipping Campden.

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