We are joined for Ann and Tim's walk by Ramblers from Stratford-upon-Avon and Durham
After crossing fields we come into a village
At Castlett Farm Tim points out these holes in the stones where 200 years ago someone thought they could make stone water pipes for the Manchester Water Company but they leaked or broke
Tim tells us these are Icelandic ponies - we don't know whether to believe him or not!
There's a stone bridge over the Guiting Stream
Cranesbills and silver weed
This is Woodhouse which the walk circles round. It's built on the site of a 13th Century farm and was possibly the hunting lodge for Hailes Abbey.
We follow the Winchcombe Way
And stop for coffee in the Farmcote Estate, then follow this path, where Tim and I think we encounter someone famous, but we don't know who he is!!
We don't see Gurkhas or Alsatians
We emerge from the woods to a field of maize shoots
Don't know what happened to them but they are not there now.
A hollow lane
Amazing colours in this strain of barley
This field is framed with a border of poppies and forget-me-nots
Round the side of Woodhouse, the home of a Mr. Cochrane who in the 1970s, because he loved Guiting Power so much, rebuilt most of the village.
Despite his philanthropic actions, the villagers did not trust him and he died unhappy. Ironically the boundary of his house is not in Guiting Power and his attempts to get it moved so he could live in his favourite village failed.
The sun comes out
A different strain of barley
We return to Guiting Power where the roses smell sweet
And the inhabitants have their dreams.
Photos, captions and processing by Sally, uploaded by Mike