Photos from the Cotswold Way I

almshouse in Chipping Campden

wisteria and blooms – Chipping Campden

view from my window – Chipping Campden

stone wall and field – Cotswold Way

view from Stanton church

between Stanton and Stanway

view from my window – Wood Stanway

It’s said that Cromwell watched Hailes burn from here (during the Dissolution of the Abbeys). You can’t quite see the ruins from there, so either he was watching smoke, or the terrain was different then…or he miraculously flew a 1539-era helicopter. I suspect it wasn’t the latter.

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grasping tree on the way to Hailes Abbey

two arches of Hailes Abbey, now in ruins–it was a beautiful Cistercian abbey in its day

a quaint Winchcombe street

ewes and lambs above Winchcombe

lambs suckling, their cute little tails wagging in delight

the beautiful 15th century home abutting the St Michael and All Angels church in Bishop’s Cleeve – we met the lovely owners, so kind and welcoming

St Michael and All Saint’s Church in Bishop’s Cleeve — above the doorway it has an old sundial

following the Cotswold Way markers on Cleeve Hill

near Charlton Kings…and the steep section we walked twice before realizing it had been nixed as part of the walk due to its dangerousness

walking through a field of rapeseed, tall and vibrant

The oddest street name ever

Leckhampton churchyard

leaving Leckhampton–this hill took so long that for a while we thought the jogger above us was running in place, a thoroughly depressing notion 🙂

Leckhampton Hill

trees above Leckhampton

view with a bird from the Crickley Hill Iron Age hillfort

Hale Lane in Painswick

Cotswold Way stone stile

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About sputnitsa

Born in the US, I grew up in Africa and the West Indies, and returned stateside in my teens. After a decade in international development, democracy work, and inclusivity training for domestic NGOs, I joined Peace Corps, and after a year, experienced my first Russian invasion. I followed that up by volunteering with refugees and youth, and after some vacation time climbing minarets and mountains, I returned to New York City, where today I work on social justice with college students, produce short films, and write.
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6 Responses to Photos from the Cotswold Way I

  1. Christina says:

    Wow, it looks absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Beth says:

    I was wondering where you’d gone! The blog’s been too quiet lately.
    Gorgeous photos, thanks for sharing.

  3. Kasia says:

    Beautiful photos! Why didn’t you pop round London?!
    Evil, evil woman… :p

    • sputnitsa says:

      Kasia! Woman of much news, all of which is exciting and extraordinary! 🙂
      My bro and I were talking about visiting you and both want to 🙂 in Wales or London, or heck, both 🙂 🙂
      Speaking of which, I hear there’s a lovely city out west called NYC, and that it welcomes peeps named Kasia. 🙂 🙂 🙂
      Seriously, I would love to visit. LOVE. 🙂 🙂

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