Walking the Cotswold Way Path  -  102 miles

Done in stages during 2015

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Day 5 - Thursday 23rd July 2015

From Birdlip I walked predominantly through woods with glimpses of Gloucester in the distance. The first point of interest was Cooper's Hill, the site of the annual Cheese Rolling. I was quite disappointed with this as it looked huge on the TV and, in reality, is quite small.  However, it is very steep and climbing it was part of the path.  From there, it was more sheltered woodland walking until the open grassland of Painswick Hill.  Here you walk across yet another golf course, past the imposing Painswick Beacon (another Iron Age fort) and eventually into the attractive Cotswold town of Painswick.  I stopped by the church (a lovely churchyard) to eat lunch and meet Edwin for a trip to Painswick Rococo Garden before returning home by car.

                     Fungus on Tree                                             Painswick                                               

Extraordinary Fungus on a tree                        Elaine at Painswick Rococo Garden