Coopers Hill Walk

A 10 mile walk in the countryside today, starting at Coopers Hill – this is the hill where the daft locals chase cheeses down the hill once per year. It is rather steeper than it looks in this photo:

Then along the Cotswold Way and other woodland to a rather nice pub:

After a beer and some lunch, we walked through the Cotswold Commons and Beechwoods National Nature Reserve (which was quite nice), then through many other woodlands back to the top of Coopers Hill:

It looks a lot steeper from the top!

The view from the top is good though:



Another glorious day for walking – we walked along the canal towpath into Gloucester to buy a new phone and a couple of beers, then revisited a nature reserve nearby that offers peace and tranquillity (at least compared to a city centre). Then back to Quedgeley. Only 9.5 miles today, but still enough justify another beer or two this evening.

This is a photo of Hempsted Church – a tiny village squeezed between the River Severn and the canal.image