Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

A Nice Day in the Cotswolds

I went on another Woods Coaches trip recently, into the Cotswolds.

It’s always nice for me to go on other people’s trips. I can sit back and relax. That’s not to say that I don’t enjoy my own trips – of course I do. But when I’m not trying to make sure that everything runs smoothly, I can just enjoy!

Anyway, on this trip we stopped first at the Evesham Country Park and Garden Centre. At the Apple Barn restaurant I had a very tasty breakfast. Then before the coach was due to depart, I had a stroll down to the River Avon.

Then it was on to Broadway, one of the showplace villages of the area. It’s always got plenty of visitors, and is a place that I visit on my own trips sometimes. When I’ve got time, I like to stroll out of the village to the delightful old church of St. Eadburgha, best part of a mile away. Like the more modern (Victorian) St. Michael’s in the village, I have always found it open.

Then on again to Burford, a small town on the River Windrush, which I also visit sometimes on my own trips. Unfortunately, the parish church of St. John, historic for several reasons, not least the execution of three of the Levellers during the Civil War, was closed for repairs. Never mind.

It was a nice day again