Today we tried out another short walk from Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This walk has everything which epitomises The Cotswolds in three miles or so. There are views of the Cotswold Hills, a Cotswold Stone Quarry, a ford over the River Coln and some sociable Cotswold sheep and their lambs; even at a young age the lambs have the gorgeous and unmistakeable Cotswold wool.
Starting from Brockhampton there is a row a beautiful and very old cottages opposite The Craven Arms Pub. The other houses in the village include the converted Old Brewery. This is a tranquil area with some super views and lots of wild flowers at this time of year. You can also find the source of the River Coln. Sevenhampton has a Norman Church with the unusual feature of the bell tower being at the centre of the cross.
We did the longer walk cutting across from Sevenhampton to the church and continuing to Brockhampton. Here is the link to the printable walk. https://www.cotswoldsaonb.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/MWS-Brockhampton-FINAL-1.pdf Please note that The Craven Arms is closed on Mondays.