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Hiking around Chipping Camden

Stephen drove us to Chipping Campden (20 min. away) for our 4 hour walk. It was bitterly cold as a wind was blowing but the sun was out. It was a lovely village and had a lovely open stone market hall from 1627 with an uneven stone floor.

We planned on doing the 4 hour walk (9 miles) but due to the bad directions ended up getting lost, going to village that wasn't even on our map and did the 2 hour walk in 3-1/2 hours and walked about 10 miles. We started off uphill to the top of Dover Hill where snow totally covered the ground and we had a great view of course over fields and little villages.

We did heaps of mud and stiles and Stephen entertained us with two face plants. We eventually found our way to the village of Weston-sub-Edge. It had a 13th century church of St. Lawrence. We then crossed little streams and did a huge uphill walk in deep mud tracks. At the top of the hill we followed the road back to Chipping Campden for the next 2-3/4 miles. The wind howled at times and was freezing. We passed fields of black sheep and then white and we laughed at how silly sheep are and how deep their 'baa’ is.

We got back hungry and exhausted. All the tearooms were full of people so we bought some delicious sausage rolls from a French patisserie for lunch. We got back to Stratford about 3 pm and read a book for a few hours. We went to the "Dirty Duck", a Black Swan pub for dinner. Had a great day – love walking the public footpaths and plan to do lots more in the future.

Chipping Camden

Chipping Camden


Chipping Camden

Chipping Camden


1627 Market Hall

1627 Market Hall


Info

Info


Hiking & lost

Hiking & lost


Snowy & cold

Snowy & cold


Hiking Signs

Hiking Signs


Hiking signs

Hiking signs


Stephen throwing snowballs

Stephen throwing snowballs


Stephen

Stephen


Very snowy downhill

Very snowy downhill


Blue sky but freezing winds

Blue sky but freezing winds


Nath

Nath


Village below we were heading to

Village below we were heading to


Into a forest

Into a forest


Past a farm

Past a farm


Over a stile

Over a stile


Stephen did a couple of faceplantsa

Stephen did a couple of faceplantsa


Talking to the sheep

Talking to the sheep


hiding from the wind

hiding from the wind


Crossing fields

Crossing fields


Muddy hands after another faceplant

Muddy hands after another faceplant


Nath having fun

Nath having fun


Made it back!!!

Made it back!!!


Out for dinner

Out for dinner

Posted by hillbillyramsey 17:00 Archived in United Kingdom

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