Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Cotswolds and a Steam Railway

I went as a passenger on a very pleasant Coach Trip to the Cotswolds recently.

People often say that it`s a busman`s holiday, as of course I run my own excursions. Well, that`s true, but the fact is that I enjoy going to nice places and it`s pleasant to know that I have no reponsibility when I go on somebody else`s trip.

This trip was run by the excellent Woods Coaches of Leicester.

After leaving St. Margarets Bus Station, we travelled out to the highly picturesque Cotswolds village of Broadway, where of course I partook of a coffee and teacake.

I walked the mile or so out of the village to the delightful old St. Eadburghas Church, but was disappointed to find that it was closed due to flood damage. But I did have a look in St. Michael`s Church, closer to the village centre.

The coach then took us through Stanton and Stanway to Toddington (Gloucestershire), where we boarded a steam train on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway to Cheltenham Racecourse Station and back. There is a fascinating little museum at Toddington Station.

On the way back we stopped at the Broadway Tower Country Park, which gave me another opportunity to have a coffee and scone, this time at the Rookery Barn Restaurant.

What a nice day.