Photos from the Cotswold Way II

Crops coming in at King’s Stanley

view from Cam Long Down (which felt longer going up than down) 🙂

The lovely lush wheat fields (methinks) near North Nibley en route to the Tyndale Monument, celebrating the life and courage of William Tyndale, who translated the Bible into English and was killed for his trouble. The King James bible draws significantly on his version.

lovely woodland

graveyard and view, I think in Wotton-under-Edge

graveyard at Wotton-under-Edge

gorgeous area at the tree root level

tree fallen over path

we wondered if once this had been a riverbed

more beautiful deep walkways


wandering in search of the path after turning off for lunch at Hawkesbury Upton (where we saw cricketers emerge white and shivery mystical in the misty greens, like unicorns)

the church at beautiful and small Tormarton (where we watched the Jubilee on the telly)

the walk to dinner from Pennsylvania, rain clouds a’gathering

part two of our walk to dinner from Pennsylvania–by this time we’re used to what used to be a novelty (climbing over gates (at the appropriate points))

we are so ready to see Bath, finally!


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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2 Responses to Photos from the Cotswold Way II

  1. Beth says:

    The tree root shots remind me of something out of Lord of the Rings.

    • sputnitsa says:

      Oooh, I know! We had the same thought as we were passing through–my brother was reminded of the scene in the movie when the hobbits are hiding from the dark riders. It was beautiful. The guidebook said the area was gloomy, but I imagine it meant in a murky-darkness kinda way, as it was magical and beautiful, but yeah, dark so deep beneath the foliage and even the roots! 🙂 And it’s only gotten me to want to hike out into forests even more 🙂

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