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National Trust Hidcote Manor to Ilmington, 18th Century Foxcote House through Ebrington and into Chipping Camden – 14.5km
Today I am walking with Denise & Ellen on the medium walk. The day starts out lovely with clearing skies and the sun peeping out from behind the clouds. However………by the time we get to Hidcote Manor, our drop off spot, the fog has settled in. It makes for a dramatic setting and shortly after setting off, it brightens a wee bit and the temperatures are perfect for walking.
The views are amazing, and we pass countless fields of sheep, and even walk through a field of cows who graciously clear a path for us to walk through. Shortly before Ebrington, we come across the easier walk group who are having a delightful time. We all arrive at the Ebrington Pub, voted the UK’s #1 Inn in 2017, within a few minutes of each other. We eat lunch outside and all pop in for a peek and a quick beverage.
Off again, we walk to Chipping Camden noted for its beautiful High Street of 14th – 17th terraced houses. Chipping from old English ceping referring to a market or market-place. In the centre of town is Market Hall with its splendid arches, built in 1627. Most of us end up at the lovely Bantam Tea Rooms, originally built in 1693, for our afternoon tea. I love the historical buildings and the leisurely style of the Cotswolds!
Back on the coach we arrive back at Harrington House around 5:30pm. Dutifully, we arrive at our little bar by 6:00pm for our glass of wine, meet up with the group, and give Natalia a hard time!
Tonight’s entertainment is Edward, the very same fellow that gave us the ghost tour, with additional historical information of the area. His presentation was very interesting, however most of us have a hard time keeping our eyes open after our long walking day. We did stay until the end as he really was informative & entertaining.
Off for a good night sleep.