The British Trip
Aug 26, 2022: Broadway, England. We rambled a second Cotswold circular to Stanton and Snowshill. Lost and wandering in the woods, we spied our first wild deer in England!
“Hiking is a bit like life: The journey only requires you to put one foot in front of the other…again and again and again. And if you allow yourself the opportunity to be present throughout the entirety of the trek, you will witness beauty every step of the way, not just at the summit”
Stanton and Snowshill
Stanton and Snowshill are small Cotswold villages south of Broadway, the opposite direction of our Chipping Campden walk. The day was brilliant and not too hot, perfect for a ramble. The public footpaths here run through pastures, down narrow town lanes, across churchyards, and of course directly to a pub or two.
And wander we did on this hike, about 11 miles. I’d promised Jean it was only about 6-7 miles. But I missed a turn as we navigated through a steep and dense copse of trees. There we startled a doe and caught a fleeting glimpse as she bounded into the dense brush. This was to be the only wild deer we’d see in our nearly three-month stay in Britain.
After my wrong turn, a local pint at one of the aforementioned pubs was required sustenance, enabling us to persevere with a stiff upper lip, in true British fashion. Keep calm, and carry on!