Our Guide to The Cheltenham Literary Festival 2015

August 10, 2015 | admin

The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival (aka The Cheltlitfest) was founded in 1949 and to date is the longest running literary festival in the world. From its humble beginnings in 1949, the festival has continued to gain momentum and attract some of the greatest writing talents from around the globe. Initially launched […]

Cheese Making is Alive & Well

June 16, 2015 | admin

The Cotswolds is a haven for luxury, home-made food that is celebrated by locals alongside tourists during events and holidays. The history and character of the Cotswolds is also appreciated by the traditional, local produce in pubs and restaurants, with cheese being one of the most popular products to come from the area. The process […]

A Practical Guide to Packing a Picnic

May 21, 2015 | admin

  ‘Tis the season for picnics! Whether you are with friends of family, spending the day on a soft bed of grass in the sunshine always makes for a relaxing and fun day out. Before you embark on a picnic trip however, it’s useful to plan ahead in terms of food and items so you […]

Cleeve Hill Diary

January 19, 2015 | Christopher

  Here is the first of an occasional blog about Cleeve Hill. Cleeve, at 1086 feet, is the highest point of the Cotswolds and one of the highest of the south of England. It is unusual in that it is very flat at the top – like a plateau – and covers a wide area, […]

Visiting the Cotswolds in the Autumn and Winter

October 20, 2014 | admin

Every season has its high points and low points. Whilst the spring and summer may seem like the best times to visit the Cotswolds, that is to overlook the appeal of the other two seasons. The weather? A factor, of course, but given how unpredictable it has become it need not curtail enjoyment, because there […]

Excellent Cotswold Businesses – Man of Straw

March 7, 2014 | admin


As we have explained in an earlier post, the Cotswolds region, contrary to what many people expect, is not thatched-roof country – it is mostly limestone slate country. But there are thatched roofs here and there and they need repairing and replacing from time to time. This is skilled and challenging work; and so that […]

Excellent Cotswold Businesses – Ride a Cots(wold) Horse

January 7, 2014 | admin


The Cotswold region is ideal for horse riding. Criss-crossed with a network of bridle paths and quiet roads, much of it is accessible on horseback; and since in the region there is a long tradition of horse breeding and horsemanship in general, excellent riding schools and stables and possibilities for tuition of all kinds abound […]

Excellent Cotswold Businesses – ‘The Champignon Sauvage’

November 13, 2013 | admin

Excellent Cotswold Food

If there is one area of life in Britain that has changed radically in the last thirty years, it is food. When I consider that in my childhood it was thought of as acceptable for the average mid-range restaurant to serve ‘fruit cocktails’ from a tin; that a starter was almost invariably an uninspiring soup […]

William Shakespeare – A Cotswold Man?

September 24, 2013 | admin

Stratford-on-Avon is celebrated as the birthplace of William Shakespeare, one of the greatest of English playwrights. We all know that the authorship of the plays in question is much disputed but for the time being, at any rate, it is accepted that this son of a glover and of the scion of an affluent farming […]

Getting There – Maps & Things

August 7, 2013 | admin

This time, I thought I would go into a little detail about what we provide when you walk and cycle in the Cotswolds: those essentials that make sure you arrive at your destination safely each day. There are two vital components – route notes and maps. In theory one or the other might do at […]

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