Day 65: Hawkesbury Upton – Little Sodbury – Old Sodbury – Tormarton – Marshfield – Batheaston – Bath Spa (Youth Hostel)

19.3 miles – A typical lovely English summer’s day The glorious place names of yesterday and today are all genuine,

Day 64: Uley – Nibley Knoll – Wotton-under-Edge – Ozleworth Bottom – Hawkesbury Upton

17.8 miles – Militant clouds, troublous airs What a feast of place names! I was awakened at 6:00 by Archie,

Day 63: Birdlip – Buckholt Wood – Painswick Beacon – Painswick – Standish Wood – King’s Stanley – Coaley Peak – Uley

21.5 miles – Clouds with sun later but… …But it wasn’t about the weather today ut about the forrest. I

Day 62: Winchcombe – Cleeve Hill – Lineover Wood -Leckhampton Hill – Birdlip

17.2 – miles – Sun and clouds playing catch-me-if-you-can in a merry breeze The rain played catch-me-if-you-can too – and

Day 61: Chipping Campden – Broadway – Stanton – Stanway – Didbrook – Winchcombe

15.1 miles – ‘wetting rain’ followed by forgiving sunshine. ‘Wetting rain’ is an expression my mum used to use. It

Day 60: Alveston – Stratford-upon-Avon – Milcote Station – Long Marston – Lower & Upper Quinton – Chipping Campden

18.6 miles – Rolling, billowing grey clouds, which released a single golden egg of sunshine I was once given a

Day 59: Catherine-de-Barnes – Grand Union Canal( – Knowle – Kingswood Junction) – Stratford Canal ( -Lowsonford – Wooten Wawen – Wilmcote – Stratford-upon-Avon) – Alveston

23.0 miles – Still-brooding, English-summer-grey skies, warm, close GRAND UNION CANAL Kingswood Junction The Grand Union and Stratford-upon-Avon Canals come

Day 57: Burton-upon-Trent – Trent and Mersey Canal – (Alrewas – Fradley Junction) – Coventry Canal – (Whittington – Hopwas)

18.7 miles – turbulent clouds which might have gone either way, but finally did the decent thing, and resolved into