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Cotswold Falconry Centre, Batsford

Tour Group arriving at Cotswold Falconry Centre, Batsford

This morning, we departed our lodgings in Moreton-in-the-Marsh and drove to nearby Broadway Tower with aim of  viewing the landscape from the high elevation viewpoint. Unfortunately low cloud and mist obscured the view so we decided to return later and in meantime went to the quaint old wool town of Chipping Campden which is populated with thatched houses, old buildings dating from the 17th century and historic buildings such as the 17th century Market Hall.

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This morning we departed our lodgings in Ambleside, Lake District, England and visited two nearby sites connected with famous writers, namely Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth.

First, we drove a short distance to Grasmere to join the 10.00 am guided tour of Dove Cottage. Here a very competent guide provided insight into life and living conditions of the (large) Wordworth family. The tenor of the home was characterised by stone floors, dark panelled rooms, coal fires and artifacts and furniture belonging to the family.

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Tour Group at Castlerigg Stone Circle

This morning we departed our lodgings at Henshaw in Northumberland and drove towards our first destination of Alston. This entailed narrow, single-track roads offering superb views of the local landscape. En-route we encountered:

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