30, 2016

Outfit Details:

CoatTop, Jumper,  Jeans, Wellies

Day three in the Cotswolds was spent in Stow-on-the-Wold and Naunton, every village name in the Cotswolds seems to come straight out of the Wind-in-the-willows story book. It was a beautiful crisp, sunny autumn day and all we wanted to do was find a good pub for lunch and get our wellies on for an afternoon stroll.

Stow-on-the-Wold sits on top of a 800ft hill and used to be a busy market town. Luckily for us there are now less cows and more cakes in the market square, the village has some lovely tea rooms and cafés.

We stopped off at The Porch House for a spot of lunch and an afternoon drink. Although the building has been changed over the years, with new bits added and old bits covered up, travellers were first offered a place to sleep and warm meal here in 947AD, making it the oldest inn in England.

After lunch its was time to head out into the country for a (hopefully muddy) afternoon walk.

Naunton, out of all of the places we had visited was the most charming and unspoilt village, just off the main tourist trail. Although when travelling we love to see the main tourist sights, they can sometimes get a little lost in the crowds, Naunton gave us a sense of the real Cotswolds.

There are many footpaths that ramble through Naunton and we explored them all before finding what we thought was the best one. The village sits in a bowl and a short walk up one of the paths (and up quite a steep hill) provides striking views over the village. At the top we were greeted by some very handsome sheep who seemed quite put out that we had disturbed their late lunch. There is no doubt about it, the best way to immerse yourself in the Cotswolds and it’s stunning scenery is on foot, and preferably with wellies.