Monday Moods: I feel... stereotyped.


When you think of England,
what images come to mind?

Green grass, sheep, patchwork hillside, stoney cottages?

Yeah, me too.

Especially after exploring the Cotswolds this weekend.

I took a group on a seven hour walk/hike through the country side.

And if any of you want to do that,
come on over.

After going out there once,
I'm going to be finding any & every excuse to explore more of the Cotswolds.

We started at Bourton-on-the-Water
(also regarded as "The Venice of the Cotswolds")
walked up through Lower & Upper Slaughter,
and then up and around some hills.
Until we somehow circled back into town
in time to spend the afternoon in the garden of a tea room
 adjacent to Bourton-on-the-Water's famous canal.

The hike was very easy,
and the scenery was extremely rewarding.

I would highly recommend this day trip
for anyone who is looking to do something a bit less touristy
on their next trip to Britain...

 I would also highly recommend inviting me to go with you...

After all, 
I do know where the stop for homemade ice cream is along the way.












*all images are original to Aspiring Kennedy
** if you'd like to see more pictures from our day, check out my pinterest boards

11 comments:

  1. Looks like a lovely way to spend the day and the ice cream would definitely have made my hike! Love the old walls and all the green...
    xxoo

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  2. Erm are you free this Saturday? Looks stunning...am putting it at the top of my to do list...

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  3. I love the Cotswold area it is so pastoral and just what any city dweller needs to hear her/himself think and unwind. The pictures are beautiful

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  4. Such a lovely way to spend the day- your photos are so so pretty.

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  5. Is this an invite?! I'd love to go!
    I am here now and loving London so much.

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  6. sooo pretty! love these countryside photos :) xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  7. AHHH! You were walking my little corner of the UK. The Cotswolds are my temporary patch and I just love Bourton on the Water!

    Gorgeous photo's!

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  8. Its always important to have a guide who knows where the ice cream stop is! These photos are gorgeous!

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  9. Ahhhh, sigh. You've taken me back to my childhood roots - I love it!

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  10. Agree with Will! We are both from round there and it's so gorgeous! Will always love the rolling Cotswold hills xxx

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