This morning we were transported 20 minutes to the nearby village of Broadway to begin our 5.5 mile hike.
The hike was notable for several reasons. First we climbed up a hill where we had great views of Broadway.
Then the trail entered some woods for awhile and then out into farmland.
We reached Chipping Camden around 1 and passed by houses with wonderful flowers in their front yards.
Chipping Camden is a small market town, once the home of the richest Cotswold wool merchants. The buildings along its well preserved High Street date from the 14th century to the 17th century.
We gathered at the Market Hall, built in 1627 for the sale of local produce.
We had lunch on our own (we at the old Silk Mill, home of the old Artists' Guild)grandson of William Hart.
I've never been to a silversmith's workshop and was overwhelmed with the number of tools -- something like 700 -- most of which seemed in disarray.
Then we walked around the city, looking at buildings and ending the tour at St. James Church, considered one of the finest churches in the Cotswolds and built by wool wealth.
We headed back to the hotel at 5:00, had another 3-course gourmet dinner and then a lecture on farming in the Cotswolds. It's definitely off to bed!