Cotswold Way – Complete!
Alex and I walked the final two days of the Cotswold Way at the weekend, finishing at the doors of Bath Abbey only 15 months after setting out from Chipping Campden.
Route Description: Old Sodbury, Dodington Park, Tormarton, M4 J18, Tolldown Res, Dyrham, Cold Ashton, Ford Hall Lane, Lansdown Battlefield, Hanging Hill, Prospect Stile, Kelston Round Hill, Dean Hill, Weston, Weston Park, Royal Crescent, Bath Abbey.
Saturday: One of the most consistently muddy walks I’ve done in years, some awful points where it was ankle deep. Sun came out from initial mist and day was very warm, enough to burn my nose in fact. Suffering badly from flu, but still enjoyed the day, followed by excellent evening with Alex and a very fine B&B.
Sunday: A slightly more inspiring day than the previous one, still very muddy though and the sun did it’s job by shining nicely again. A superb cloud inversion in the valley below us for much of the walk added to a great day. The winding route in Bath centre was hard to follow and we needed the GPS for this section and still got it wrong. No end point is a disappointment, but that’s still not been installed. Finished at the main doors of the Abbey.