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Another pilgrimage to The Cotswolds…..!

Friday, 31st May 2019

From Malmesbury where our departure was recorded by this cat, we travelled up over The Cotswolds again through stunning scenery to visit the gardens at Hidcote, Bourton House and Sezincote. In fact the whole of The Cotswolds is a “garden”.

I have posted similar photos before but each time I visit it’s slightly different.

Rob Little
Tour Guide
Let’s Tour England !

I liked this group of young cattle

Near Compton Abdale

A patchwork of greens and brown !

Upper Slaughter

The Ford at Upper Slaughter

A simply stunning Easter Sunday in The Cotswolds…..!

Sunday, 21st April 2019

If you really must go shopping…..you can visit delightful towns like Stow-on-the-Wold, Cirencester and Tetbury. But even on Easter Sunday, if you get off the beaten track there is not a soul around!!

If you choose a group tour like Rabbies or Mad Max, it may be cheaper but it cannot be as personal and the bigger buses just can’t travel the tiny roads I will take you on.

If you want to see THE REAL COTSWOLDS you have to travel with someone like me !

I live in The Cotswolds and adore the countryside…..and you’ll always see me taking photos too !!

Rob Little
Tour Guide
Lets Tour England !

Near Compton Abdale

Stow-on-the-Wold

Stow-on-the-Wold

Stow-on-the-Wold

Cirencester

Spring in The Cotswolds 2019…..

Sunday, 14th April 2019

My drive out to the Cotswolds yesterday……the white flower of the Blackthorn bush, the Canola / Oil Seed Rape coming into flower, primroses, daffodils, young lambs, stone walls and houses…..THIS is what the Cotswolds is all about !

Many past Customers will recognise the locations in this “amateurish” video…..sorry I am not a film producer but hopefully it gets the message over as to the beauty that’s waiting for you in The Cotswolds! And take note of the lack of people in most places – there are just a few locations that are busy and we don’t need to visit them.

Rob Little
Tour Guide
CotswoldTourGuide.com

Familiar view near Compton Abdale

Stone Wall

Primroses

Blackthorn Bush – the flower appears before the leaf and later in the summer the fruit is sloes for Sloe Gin !

Visiting Prince Charles’ glorious garden at his home, “Highgrove House” near Tetbury in Gloucestershire…..!

Friday, 1st March 2019

People often say to me at the last minute, how nice it would have been to visit Prince Charles’ garden at Highgrove House, Tetbury.

If this is something you could be interested in, tickets for this year have just become available. If you are interested you need to act with haste as they sell out quickly.

Visiting Highgrove would be a most memorable part of any tour to The Cotswolds whether for just a day or for a two or three day break.

Rob Little
CotswoldTourGuide.com

A bit of snow in the Cotswolds looks pretty but can cause havoc !

Sunday, 3rd February 2019

This is the second year in a row where we have had some significant snow! People often ask if we get snow in the Cotswolds to which my answer, traditionally, has been “rarely“. But maybe we are experiencing “global cooling” – some predict a new ice age in our lifetime!!

This time it was the south-west that got hit first – cars abandoned on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall and seeking shelter in the historic “Jamaica Inn” of Daphne du Maurier fame!! Further north we in the Cotswolds got hit; we got 4 inches in Tetbury but some places had extreme problems with up to 10 inches….yes TEN !

Anyway….yesterday I went out with my camera….and my drone, and the Cotswolds, as always, looked beautiful!

Those of you that have travelled with me will recognise some of the places – particularly the little cottages at Arlington Row in Bibury and the stone bridge in Lower Slaughter.

Enjoy !

Rob Little
Lives in the Cotswolds…..
CotswoldTourGuide.com

Public footpath across the fields near Rodmarton.

Arlington Row, Bibury

Near Northleach

The Mill at Lower Slaughter

Lower Slaughter from drone!

Hampnett