“Until you won't step into the creepy road, you will never be able to tread a smooth path for yourself...”
Date: 15 May 2017 (Monday)
Route: Gloucester – Bibury
Distance: 25 miles (40 min)
|(The road passes beautiful cottages)|
|(Hotels and rest houses in the village)|
|(Parked by the River Coln)|
It is a major destination for tourists visiting the traditional rural villages, tea houses and many historic buildings of the Cotswold District. It is one of six places in the country featured in Mini-Europe, Brussels.
|(A picturesque village by the river)|
|(The Rack Isle - Low lying meadow for flora and fauna)|
|(One of the seven beautiful gardens)|
The village is known for its honey-coloured seventeenth century stone cottages with steeply pitched roofs, which once housed weavers who supplied cloth for fulling at nearby Arlington Mill. Until the 1980s, that building also housed the museum of Arlington Mill with a collection of period clothing, before it was shifted to Barnsley House. The Mill is now a private residence.
|(The most beautiful village in England)|
|(A plant stall by the River Coln)|
|(The daily catch from the Trout Farm)|
Today, this water meadow and marshy area, which is seasonally flooded and surrounded by water from three sides, is an important habitat for water-loving plants and birds including Mallards, Coots and Moorhens. It is also a National Trust Wildfowl Reserve.
|(On our way to Cirencester)|