King's Stanley car park. Note the curved corner on this house. We discuss (to no conclusion!)
Nine of us on Graham's 12-miler on this beautiful winter day
We follow the Cotswold Way across the playing field to Stanley Mill and these colourful berries
And Roses - in November?
After a breath-taking climb we eventually come to flat fields
Through a farm
With views across the Severn
An idyllic scene - clean sheep (after the rain?)
A broken stile
Makes crossing it difficult - Andrew will report it to Bob
The views get better
An Old Spot and some geese
The doll in the barn below Haresfield Beacon on the Cotswold Way presumably voted for Brexit - do dolls get a vote??
Into Haresfield where there are bears
And beautiful berries and shrubs in the sunshine
We cross a railway line- we don't usually get a light to cross, do we?
We're now heading back across cultivated fields - May Hill in the distance
They're not rockets - they are the cranes for the controversial incinerator at Javelin Park
A robin joins us for lunch
Graham's original plan for lunch was at Standish Church, but it's hijacked for a wedding so we find this spot - not so salubrious under foot, but it has planks to sit on and it's in the sun, so we're happy
Into Nastend - this house perhaps has TOO close a view of the creamery
On to the canal path with its usual algae here
We follow the left side of the path
The afternoon sun shining onto the canal
Then cross the bridge to the other side
Cam Long Down and Cam Peak silhouetted in the distance
To The Ocean
One of the two Stroud Canal mud boats - no prizes for guessing the other one
Still in glorious sun we head back to King's Stanley where we learn it was exactly 12 miles - well done, Graham!
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