Bibury in the cotswolds.

A great walk in the Cotswolds starting in the village of Bibury. Arrive early else you will not park. Our first view was of the cottages that make up Arlington Row which were first built in the 14th century as a wool store, they were converted into weavers houses in the 17th century. They are owned by the National Trust and all are private dwellings apart from one which is rented out as a holiday cottage. We walked along farmland and woods until we got to the village of Winson, a very small but pretty village along the river Coln. There is some beautiful properties all along this walk all built in the traditional limestone, the mill building at Winson being a fine example. Apparently there is a long barrow which we walked right past but couldn’t manage to see. All in all a beautiful walk which we did in lovely weather.

Birdland Bourton-on-the-water

We are always venturing into the Cotswolds and we again visited the villages of Bourton-Upon-The-Water and Broadway. We have looked around these places many times however for a change we went into Birdland to take a look. It first opened in 1957 but moved to its current location in 1989 and for £20 for two is well worth a visit. It contains over 500 birds and the place is very well kept so if your out that way take a look.



Black Swan