Jul
20
2012

More Walks in the Cotswalds

A couple more fun strolls in the Cotswalds.

First the “Rock of Ages”. Apparently the rocks in Burrington Coombe (coombe is an Anglo-Saxon word for a valley) were the inspiration for a famous hymn. Pity that they’re clearly sedimentary and preserve fossils which sort of, maybe, make it clear that Adam and Eve are allegorical (at best). None the less there is a fun stroll there. We parked at the Burrington pub (a favourite for cavers) and walked up the down, then down the down.

Track on Burrington Coombe

Track on Burrington Coombe

England has, this year, been rather wet. So it was mucky.

A typical English trail this summer

A typical English trail this summer

That said, there are lots of caves, foxgloves, and a set of tumulus’s on the top.

Another longer hike is around Castle Coombe.

Castle Coombe Walk (one of many)

Castle Coombe Walk (one of many)

This path uses more roads than ideal, and even follows the old coach road for a bit. It also passes the site of a Roman Villa. Not much is visible, but we did see a couple of tile fragments – so the villa was there.

Written by Rob in: outdoors,trail map |

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