|St Mary the Virgin Church, Church Westcote|
A series of 20 caches on a 5 mile circular walk
We were really keen to do this series as we love the Cotswolds and have enjoyed many walks here over the years.We parked near the church in Church Westcote to start this walk.
Church Westcote is a pretty little village near Stow on the Wold. The walk starts at the church and then into beautiful countryside, downhill with great views, through lovely woodland, along good footpaths, eventually the walk brings you to the village of Icomb then back up towards Church Westcote which incidentally is home to Kate Winslett and movie director husband Sam Mendes, they live in the Manor house in the village and the walk takes you very near to their house.
Most of the hides are easy to find but some were quite tricky. A lot of thought has gone into this series and our favourite hide of the series was Hillside Plantation, a very clever hide that I found by pure determination, very good and not one we've ever come across before, no spoilers here of course but if you do it we're sure you'll agree it's a good one.
The only cows we saw on the walk were in the last field, luckily they weren't a problem for us, they were down the far end and were lying down and seemed to hot and sleepy to move (thank goodness )
All too soon the walk was over and we were back at the car, a thoroughly enjoyable walk in beautiful weather which we completed in 3 hours.