Janet and I are walking the Cotswold Way in sections as time and fitness allow. We did the first leg on 7th May 2016. We managed two more legs – 4th June 2016 and 17th September 2016 – before injury meant a break for the whole of 2017. It was 21st April 2018 before we were able to restart. As we are getting further from home and using two cars to allow for linear walks, we are now trying for excursions of two or three days to get more distance covered. We hope to complete by early spring 2019.
Unfortunately it’s taken me until now (August 2018 and semi-retirement) to find the time to start putting the photographs on line. Hopefully once I’ve caught up I can get future walks on line a bit quicker.
Chipping Campden to Broadway
7th May 2016
Distance: 6.11 miles (9.83km); Ascent: 836ft (255m) [Cumulative: 6.11 miles/9.83km; 836ft/255m]
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The route from Chipping Camden to Broadway. We parked the car at Broadway and then caught a local bus to Chipping Campden.
Ready to start at the official north end of the Cotswold Way in Chipping Camden.
Leaving Chipping Camden.
Confirmation we are on the Cotswold Way.
Setting off up our first hill.
Looking over Chipping Campden from the top of the hill.
Onward towards Dover’s Hill.
Me, in front of the camera for once.
The “summit” of Dover’s Hill.
The view from Dover’s Hill.
Beginning the Mile Drive<./p>
The Kiftsgate Stone.
Further along the Mile Drive.
Across fields of yellow…
…and fields of green.
Stopping for lunch.
Walking down the path by Fish Hill.
Beginning the climb back up, toward Broadway Tower.
Looking back towards Fish Hill.
A first glimpse of Broadway Tower.
The view over Broadway.
Closer to the tower.
The field was covered in cowslips.
The view toward Broadway from the foot of the tower.
Broadway in the distance.
Repairs to a dry stone wall on the descent to Broadway.
Back in Broadway.
The walk in to the centre of the village.
We forgot to take a selfie at the end but we walked past the big tree on the way to the carpark, so I’ve taken that as the end marker. We started the second walk from this tree. (This photo is from the morning when we had parked the car and were walking in to the village to catch the bus to Chipping Camden.)
Bonus photo – Chipping Campden’s main street before we set out.