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A Journey in Photos: A Day on the Cotswold Way

A strong contender for my favourite stage of the Cotswold Way - the stretch between King's Stanley and Painswick packs so much into its relatively short nine miles that I thought it deserved its own album!

What I was surprised to come across on my way were the many vineyards lining the side of the trail above King's Stanley - in what turned out to be one of the very few locations in England which successfully produces wine (an aromatic but dry white, apparently)! 

Along the way, my camera and I were (very) regularly detained by wonderful views. Here's just a handful of my photos from a day on the Cotswold Way ...

A very English start to the day - Rugby Pitch near King Stanley
A very English start to the day - rugby pitch near King's Stanley

 

2. A less-English sight near King's Stanley - one of Britain's very few Vineyards
A less-English sight near King's Stanley - one of Britain's very few vineyards

 

3. Vineyard near King's Stanley
Vineyard near King's Stanley

 

Very gradual ascent to Standish Wood through green fields above Stroud
Very gradual ascent to Standish Wood through green fields above Stroud

 

Rolling fields below Haresfield Hill
Rolling fields below Haresfield Hill

 

On top of Haresfield Hill
On top of Haresfield Hill

 

7. Meeting local residents of Haresfield Hill
Meeting local residents of Haresfield Hill

 

The Cotswold Way winding its way gradually around Ring Hill
The Cotswold Way winding its way gradually around Ring Hill

 

Descending into the woods from Scottsquar Hill
Descending into the woods from Scottsquar Hill

 

The wonderful view from Scottsquar Hill over to the town of Painswick
The wonderful view from Scottsquar Hill over to the town of Painswick

 

A few of the 99 legendary Yew Trees in St Mary's Churchyard in Painswick
Some of the legendary 99 yew trees in St Mary's Churchyard in Painswick

 

The next day - a foggy morning in Painswick
The next day - a misty morning in Painswick

 

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James Fathers

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